KY Ed commissioner warns of low test scores
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday is warning districts to expect low scores in reading and math when the results of new state tests are revealed. In a teacher newsblog post Tuesday, Holliday said scores will be lower in reading and math because the tests are based on benchmarks from new state guidelines adopted for English and mathematics. Holliday says teachers shouldn’t be discouraged by the low scores, but use them as a basis for improvement. He says the science and social studies results should be in line with past scores because that content has remained the same since 2007. According to Holliday, new K-PREP (KAY-prep) test results will be released next month.