Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fayette schools score well in state scholastic audit

This from H-L:

Fayette County schools have received the highest marks ever awarded on a Kentucky Scholastic Audit.

The school system received an "exemplary" rating — the highest score possible — on 54 of 88 indicators of educational development and improvement, based on a review in March by a 30-member team from the Kentucky Department of Education.

"This is the highest performance rating of all the district audits that have been conducted by the state," said Wayne Puckett, a former school superintendent who led the team that audited the Fayette district.

Puckett, a former superintendent of the Breckinridge County Schools, presented the audit findings to the Fayette Board of Education at its planning meeting Monday night.

The Fayette schools were last audited in June 2003. Back then, Fayette County was reviewed on 53 indicators and got exemplary scores in five of them.

"This shows remarkable improvement," Superintendent Stu Silberman said Monday. "We want to continue down this same path until we get all kids to proficiency level, and we won't be satisfied until then."

"We still have a long way to go. But this report shows us that we have the right structures in place to make it happen." ...

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