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ERIC Number: ED482288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Measuring the Success of Education Reform in Kentucky.
Sultana, Qaisar
This paper summarizes some studies designed to measure the effectiveness of reforms brought about by the Kentucky Educational Reform Act and the changes resulting from the implementation of the current assessment system, the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS). Results of one study indicate that the use of the writing portfolio did not improve the writing skills of Kentucky high school graduates. Data from the Kentucky Department of Education and the National Assessment of Educational Progress do indicate that Kentucky students are improving at all grade levels. CATS data show improvements, but many are skeptical for reasons of possible test bias and questions of test validity. Measuring the success of educational reform in Kentucky is nearly impossible. Real life examples can be found to support all of the different opinions about the relative success of school reform in Kentucky. (Contains 8 tables and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990