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. Kentucky was 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 took more challenging state tests last spring. The new proficiency targets are harder for kids to meet. School benchmarks are more stringent. At first, scores may be lower than we’ve seen before. This site provides information about the new standards, new tests, and new scores.
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.