KDE News Release: BOARD DEFINES SCHOOL PERFORMANCE LEVELS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY; CONTINUES BREATHITT MANAGEMENT; DISCUSSES GRAD REQUIREMENTS

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (KDE)

NEWS RELEASE Number 18-132 Sept. 5, 2018

BOARD DEFINES SCHOOL PERFORMANCE LEVELS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY; CONTINUES BREATHITT MANAGEMENT; DISCUSSES GRAD REQUIREMENTS

(Frankfort, KY) – The Kentucky Board of Education approved school performance levels for 2018 federal and state accountability during a special meeting in Frankfort today.

By law, the state must identify schools for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) – those in the bottom 5 percent at each level (elementary, middle, and high school) or high schools with a 4-year graduation rate of less than 80 percent – and schools for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) – those with any student group performing as low as CSI schools.

For fall 2018 reporting, schools will be identified based on their performance on three indicators.

Last month, a group of education stakeholders and policymakers evaluated school performance data from the 2017-2018 school year, considered the relative weight ranges for each indicator established by the Kentucky Board of Education, and made a recommendation on the threshold cut scores for each indicator. Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis made a slight modification to that in his recommendation, which the board approved today.  Continue Reading