Weston has been looking for about 3,000 Kentucky students who, sometime after middle school, seem to disappear from the count of graduates and dropouts each year.
Anyway, Weston thinks she's found good news - that state information systems are performing better.
the added accuracy is coming from the improved student information system that moved into full implementation two years ago, designed to track students individually from year to year and from school to school across the state.She says it could also mean KDE is ...
Overall, though, it looks like a good sign: it looks as though we're getting closer to counting the students who don't collect diplomas accurately, and like we're also getting better at getting many of them through to high school graduation.
- Keeping better track of public school eighth graders as they move through to graduations than we did a few years ago
- More private schools students moving into the public schools than we was a few years ago
- More students who repeat grade 9 nevertheless persevering to graduation.