What is More Than a Score?
It’s not about the test. It’s about kids. It’s about connecting with our students so they get the education
they deserve. A world-class education … For every single student … In every single school… That means we have to
do more than we ever have before. It’s not enough to have the best schools in Kentucky or the nation. We are preparing
students to excel in a global society.
A profound gap exists between what most U.S. students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need for success in their communities
and workplaces. In 2011, Kentucky became the first state to adopt new, more rigorous, national content standards designed to ensure college and
career success for all graduates.
To track our progress, students take challenging state tests each spring with proficiency targets set higher than ever before. The
state has also adopted more stringent school benchmarks. This site provides information about the standards, tests, and scores that were
first rolled out during the 2011-2012 school year.
Most importantly, this site provides information about what we’re doing to prepare kids to enter careers that do not yet exist,
using technology that has not yet been invented to solve problems that haven’t even become problems yet. Because our children
are more than a score. They’re the future.