Monday, October 27, 2008

Assessment and Accountability Task Force Meets Wednesday

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Task Force on Assessment and Accountability will meet Wednesday, October 29, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the State Board Room of the Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort.

The group will continue its discussion of arts & humanities assessments and other topics. The meeting will be webcast, and information about how to access that will be available on the Kentucky Department of Education’s homepage on the day of the meeting.

The task force will review the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) and provide a blueprint for the system’s progress in the future to ensure that the system meets the best interests of public school students. Members of the group include policymakers and experts in the field.

Education Commissioner Jon E. Draud asked statewide organizations, partner groups and leaders of the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives to name members to the task force.

The task force is seeking input from teachers, administrators, parents, businesspeople, elected officials, education advocacy groups and others. The group will analyze individual components of CATS and determine the effectiveness of those in meeting the needs of students.

SOURCE: KDE press release

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