Moving Students to Graduation – And Beyond
The Kentucky Board of Education has adopted a strategic goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2015, using the cohort graduation rate definition.
This week, the America’s Promise Alliance released the Building a Grad Nation report, and that can be accessed [here].
There was some good news for Kentucky, as we were listed as one of the states making moderate progress in improving the graduation rate. However, we have much work to do. For instance, we must increase the number of current 8th graders who are projected to graduate by more than 5,000. The report lists a number of strategies to address this goal. Among those are high-quality education as a top priority for communities; accurate data; early warning and intervention systems; high expectations for ALL students; higher standards; teacher effectiveness; parent engagement; alternative options and graduation pathways; and new community coalitions supporting graduation.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Kentucky Making Moderate Progress on Graduation Rate
Graduation chatter from the Commish: