No Child Left Behind Test Results Released

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Data released Tuesday shows that the number of Kentucky schools which reached federal No Child Left Behind goals is down.

The data shows 70.9 percent of schools met federal targets in
the 2007-2008 school year. That's down from the 78.7 schools that
met goals the previous year.

That report released by the Kentucky Department of Education also says Fayette County High Schools aren't making the grade.

Parents say that's "shocking".

While the Education Department says students across the board are doing better in reading and math, not a single one of the five high schools in Fayette County met the Adequate Yearly Progress targets. That's the ultimate measuring stick when it comes to No Child Left Behind.

Erica Beatty, the mother of an incoming freshman at Brian Station High, can't believe those results. "It's shocking that none of the schools met the requirements", says Beatty.

But despite her shock, Beatty says she's not worrying about her daughter's ability to get a quality education. "I can't speak for everybody. But I know what my expectations are for my daughter...hit the books". She says if she does her part as an involved parent that stresses the importance of learning--the school's individual score won't matter.

You can find No Child Left Behind test results for every Kentucky school right here on our webchannel: wkyt.com


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  • by Jay Location: KY on Aug 6, 2008 at 09:00 AM
    If they would get rid of the CATS testing a go back to the way it used to be, giving our children a classical education, things would be different. Instead of pandering for grant monies and shoving test content down the children's throats from the very first day of the school year, teach them the basics that they can build upon. I know many teachers that are frustrated with the NCLB program. It hinders what they can teach our kids. Reading, Writing and Math, that is the basics our kids need to learn, not teaching to the state tests just to get grant money...it is hurting our kids and hindering our educators that actually want to teach our children. Go back to basics!!
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Aug 5, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    Every child can't be a rocket scientist. How long it is going to take to realize this?
  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Aug 5, 2008 at 03:20 PM
    When it takes pages of explanation to comprehend the results, it makes me wonder if the "powers that be" even know what's going on. I bet the children and parents of every school would know which schools were successful and which were failing without some administrator explaining it to them. We need to strip down our public educational system in this country. It is way to top heavy. Imagine what we could do if we eliminated all the NEA bigwigs and gave that huge amount of money back to the districts.The differences would be huge. No funding issues, no government mandates, no wasteful social programs, local districts forming policy. Wow, that would be educational utopia.
  • by ss minnow Location: Richmond on Aug 5, 2008 at 06:06 AM
    Let me get this straight. According to the education dept. officials a rise in reading and math goals contributed to a lower percentage of schools making progress? The "math" don't add up. If you make progress, how can your scores lower? Eight percentage points lower means a lot of schools did not meet their goals compared to the year before. Let me just throw this out for thought--when you pink slip teachers and aides--the teachers and kids suffer. That means larger numbers per classroom which translates to less one-on-one instruction. It's a no win situation. We have millions of dollars budgeted for our state and the first area that gets hit when cutbacks are announced is the education dept. No wonder the rest of the civilized world thinks KY is backwards and illiterate--we are!

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