Fayette County Public Schools has made major strides in closing student achievement gaps and raising proficiency during the past six years, but there is much to do, Superintendent Stu Silberman said in a "state of the schools" presentation Tuesday morning.
Silberman noted only three Fayette schools were scoring at proficiency level on state tests when he took over as superintendent in 2004, and 24 have reached that level now. Overall, he said, the district has moved 76 percent of its students into proficiency during the past few years.
Proficiency levels among some student subgroups in the district have improved during the same period. For example, the percentage of Hispanic students at proficient or distinguished level in reading is up more than 89 percent since 2004, according to district figures....
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Silberman Pleased with Progress at Fayette Schools
This from Jim Warren at the Herald-Leader: