Friday, April 01, 2011

Schools brace for education reforms

And are implementing new standards
at different paces

This from CN/2:
Kentucky’s public school teachers must begin using a revamped curriculum based on a new set of standards starting with the upcoming 2011-12 school year. Not all of them have been able to implement the new standards and teaching tools at the same pace.

Campbell County Schools, for instance, have been trying out the new lesson plans geared toward revamped standards this year. Other school districts, such as the more rural Robertson County Schools, are hoping to be ready by the fall.

The legislature required the new standards and curriculum — and testing system as well — as part of Senate Bill 1, which the General Assembly passed in 2009. The overarching goal has been to craft the standards so that when students graduate high school they have learned what colleges and businesses expect them to know.

Here’s a look from inside the classrooms at how that is going and it will affect Kentucky’s teachers and students:


Anonymous said...

I am asking for some help. How do I report a testing allegation to the department of education? Can I do so anonymously. I believe ther was some help given to my child during the last test last year. I spoke with my FCPS principal and they assured me there was not anything that had been done wrong. I don't agree. I went to the website and could find nothing.

Richard Day said...

Well, you started at the right place. But if you are not satisfied with the principal's response, I the next stop would be the FCPS district assessment coordinator - or if you prefer - the testing folks at KDE. It is my understanding that they will take an anonymous complaint (but it sounds like it may be too late for that).