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Butler, Aaron; Poquette, Hannah – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the progress being made to close the current achievement gap in Kentucky. Guiding the study is the following research question: Which districts are closing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps at rates that exceed expectations? The authors assess districts' progress in closing racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Poquette, Hannah; Butler, Aaron – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
This report is a continuation of work that examined the progress being made by districts to close the achievement gap in Kentucky (Butler and Poquette, 2019) and aims to further investigate the context in which districts are closing the achievement gap. Districts' achievement gap issues vary significantly: the size of districts' achievement gaps…
Descriptors: School Districts, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Kentucky Department of Education, 2018
This report by the Kentucky Department of Education states that "the school council shall have the responsibility to set school policy consistent with district board policy which shall provide an environment to enhance the students' achievement and help the school meet the goals established in KRS 158.645 and 158.6451." The report's 18…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Decision Making, School Responsibility, School Councils
Poquette, Hannah; Butler, Aaron – Kentucky Department of Education, 2018
The Kentucky Board of Education is currently considering changes to Kentucky's high school graduation requirement policy to address concerns that Kentucky students are not graduating with the skills necessary to ensure their success after high school. A key component of this policy change would require students to pass a high school exit exam…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Exit Examinations, High Schools, Boards of Education
Butler, Aaron; Poquette, Hannah – Kentucky Department of Education, 2017
Advanced coursework is one strategy education leaders and policymakers have used to improve academic performance and college readiness (Iatarola et al., 2011). Programs such as Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment provide students opportunities to earn college credit while in high school. Proponents of advanced coursework argue that…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Postsecondary Education, Educational Research, Correlation
Kentucky Department of Education, 2016
This guidebook provides school councils and district School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Coordinators with a list of tools and checklists when reviewing and revising school council bylaws and policies. The samples noted in this guidebook are just that, samples; they are not to be considered exemplars or the only way to organize a policy. A school…
Descriptors: Guides, Decision Making, School Policy, School Districts
Kentucky Department of Education, 2015
The mission of teacher leadership is to elevate teachers as experts and leaders in and beyond the classroom. This framework contains six spheres or dimensions, each describing a set of dispositions, core beliefs, knowledge base, requisite skills and unique roles for teacher leaders. While the spheres are interrelated, with each one broadening the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Capacity Building, Classroom Techniques, Coaching (Performance)
Kentucky Department of Education, 2015
This report by the Kentucky Department of Education states that "the school council shall have the responsibility to set school policy consistent with district board policy which shall provide an environment to enhance the students' achievement and help the school meet the goals established in KRS 158.645 and 158.6451." The report's 18…
Descriptors: School Councils, School Policy, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Kentucky Department of Education, 2014
The "Kentucky Model Curriculum Framework" serves as a facilitation guide to help an instructional supervisor, principal, and/or teacher leader provide a rationale for the need to revisit curriculum planning, offering some background information and exercises to generate "future-oriented" thinking, and suggesting a process for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Implementation, College Readiness
Kentucky Department of Education, 2013
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is exploring competency-based education as a way to better prepare students for success in college and their careers. Some individual schools and districts are moving ahead with this innovative approach where achievement is the constant and time is the variable. Not all students learn at the same rate, or in the same…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Individualized Instruction
Kentucky Department of Education, 2012
The Kentucky System of Interventions (KSI) framework emphasizes optimizing instruction through targeted accelerated learning, development of teacher expertise and responsiveness to the needs of all learners. This approach to Response to Intervention (RtI) provides the structures needed for closing achievement gaps, ensuring readiness to learn and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Response to Intervention, Conventional Instruction, Individual Instruction
Kentucky Department of Education (NJ1), 2008
In July 2006, Senate Bill 130 was passed by the Kentucky legislature. The bill amended KRS 158.6453 to include the provision that "no later than the 2007-2008 school year, and each year thereafter" the Commonwealth's assessment program shall include a high school readiness examination in grade 8, a college readiness examination in grade…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Kentucky Department of Education (NJ1), 2008
The Kentucky System of Intervention (KSI) is a framework for providing systematic, comprehensive services to address academic and behavioral needs for all students, preschool through grade 12. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed this guidance document to provide resources in planning and decision making as districts and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Decision Making, Guidance
Kentucky Department of Education, 2004
This report provides guidance on implementation of Kentucky's school-based decision making law. It contains the text of the current School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) statute, KRS 160.345. The actual text of the law is located in the gray blocks throughout the Chapter, divided and briefly explained section by section. Statutory requirements are…
Descriptors: Guidance, Decision Making, Laws, School Based Management
Wilhoit, Gene – Kentucky Department of Education, 2004
Kentucky?s school improvement planning process is designed to include all school stakeholders (parents, staff and administrators) in creating a plan to ensure that all students in a school show continuous academic improvement. The process has multiple steps that should be followed in order to produce a plan of high quality and meaning. The…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Academic Achievement, State Standards
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