(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Department of Education will release data related to the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) during August and September.
On Tuesday, August 5, NCLB data will be publicly released at 8 a.m. EDT. The data will be available on the Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.education.ky.gov. NCLB data will not be available prior to the release under embargo.
On Wednesday, September 10, at 12:01 a.m. EDT, data from the 2008 administration of the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) will be publicly released. The data will be made available under embargo prior to the September 10 release. Released information also will include CATS performance judgments, which are based on the KCCT, nonacademic data and other measures.
Each year, students in Kentucky’s public schools participate in assessments of a variety of subjects. The scores from those tests, along with other variables, are used to determine schools’ performance levels. Data from the reading and mathematics testing also are used to determine schools’ standings under NCLB.
SOURCE: KDE press release