KY Teacher Quality Report

Murray, KY – A new teacher quality report released today says Kentucky has made very little progress in the past two years. The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality gives the state a D+, ranking 41st in teacher quality. That's not much better than the state did in 2009. The report says Kentucky's elementary school teachers aren't ready to implement the new lessons required by the adoption of the Common Core State Standards. The state did score high marks for its preparation of middle-school teachers. Phillip Rogers, executive director of the state's education professional standards board, says the report's recommendations are taken seriously. Rogers says they've already led to more stringent test requirements for elementary teachers.