Public school graduation rate increases, more students attain ACT readiness benchmark scores

The percentage of Kentucky public school students graduating from high school continued to increase; more students took rigorous Advanced Placement tests and earned a qualifying score of 3 or higher; and students scored higher with a greater percentage of them meeting readiness benchmarks on the ACT, according to 2016-17 assessment data released Thursday by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). Kentucky...

Latest ACT results show state ‘still has some serious work ahead of us,’ Pruitt says

The percentage of Kentucky public high school graduates meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and mathematics increased marginally, but slightly fewer students met the state English benchmark, according to data released Thursday by ACT. Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt said the report indicates that Kentucky still has “some serious work...

Education Notes: Nine Fayette students finish School for Entrepreneurs; PTA workshop a success

Nine high school students from Fayette County Public Schools participated in the 2017 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, hosted in July by Transylvania University. • Henry Clay High School: Elizabeth Piper and Will Roberts; • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Eleanor Liu, Rachel Seevers, Sydney Sun, and Angie Xiao; • Tates Creek: Ronald Delgado, Andrew Gazzaroli, and Sam Newman. They were among 61...

Kentucky graduates make incremental gains on ACT scores overall, dropped in mathematics

Kentucky public high school graduates held steady in meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and English, but lost ground in meeting the state mathematics benchmark, according to data released by ACT. State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt said the report indicates that Kentucky still has “some serious work ahead of us” to ensure all students...