KSBA Fall Regional Meetings underway, program focused on Kentucky’s new student report cards, Unbridled Learning

Kentucky’s new school and student accountability and assessment system -- exciting and challenging, complex and confusing -- meets the requirements of Senate Bill 1 and the pledges of the state’s waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. For Kentucky school board members and superintendents, one of those challenges will be explaining the Unbridled Learning system and what the measures of student achievement mean at the local level.

To help school board members, KSBA is devoting the program of this year’s Fall Regional Meetings to this topic. The program will include an examination of:

·        * school and district measures of achievement, growth, gap, college and career readiness and high school graduation rates;

·        * how those numbers lead to an overall score, resulting in a first-ever set of rankings by the state for every elementary, middle and high school, and district; and

·        * what parents will see in the new school report cards, which measure each student’s test scores in reading, math, science and language arts skills.

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday will appear via a special video presentation created to help local school leaders better understand the planning and the reasoning that went into developing the new system.

Board delegations must register in advance for attendance with the host school district. However, if attendance at a meeting other than your KSBA member region is more convenient, please contact that host school district and also alert KSBA of those plans to ensure enough program materials are available.

Region                        Date             Host District / Meeting Location

Northern Kentucky      Oct. 2           Gallatin Co. – Triple Crown Country Club, Union

Eastern Ky. North        Oct. 16         Menifee Co. – Morehead State U., Crager Room

Upper Cumberland      Oct. 22         East Bernstadt Ind. School

Third                            Oct. 23         Warren Co. - Jody Richards Elementary, Bowling
                                                         Green        

First                             Oct. 29      Hickman Co. - First United Methodist Church, Clinton

Second                        Oct. 30       Webster Co. - High School

Fourth                          Nov. 1        West Point Ind. - State Theater, Elizabethtown

Fifth                              Nov. 8        Trimble Co. - Bedford Elementary School

Eastern Ky. South        Nov. 13      Pike Co. - Central High School, Pikeville 

Click to see your district's region:  http://www.ksba.org/KSBASchoolDistrictsbyRegion.aspx

Click to see the KSBA regions:  http://www.ksba.org/KSBARegionsbyBoardMembership.aspx

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