Panel of education stakeholders set cut scores for Kentucky’s accountability system

A panel of education stakeholders gathered in Frankfort Sept. 13-15 to participate in a standard-setting process for Kentucky’s accountability system.
Using data from the 2022-2023 school year, Kentucky’s accountability system will provide a color-coded overall performance rating for each school, district and the state by level, ranging from red (lowest) to blue (highest). The color-coded rating, along with other important education data, will be available on the Kentucky School Report Card, which is expected to be publicly released in early November.
In Kentucky’s accountability system, schools are measured on a combination of academic and school-quality indicators and measures.
“Status” represents a school’s performance on a state indicator for the current year, while “change” represents the school’s performance on the indicator for the current year compared with the previous year. Status and change combine to provide an indicator performance rating color for each state indicator.
Senate Bill 158 (2020) made several changes to the statewide accountability system, including the establishment of “status” and “change” as ways to evaluate state indicators. This will be the first year where change is reported.

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