Accountability Scores Released

Dear Trimble County Parents and Community Members:

Recently, the Kentucky Department of Education released accountability scores for each public K-12 school in Kentucky.  We wanted to take the opportunity to share some details and a snapshot of our achievement from the 2017-2018 school year. 

With the release of these scores, Kentucky is unveiling its redesigned accountability system.  The goal is to ensure that students are well-rounded, transition ready, prepared with the knowledge, skills, and essential dispositions to successfully pursue the pathway of their choice after high school.  There is also a renewed emphasis on providing students with opportunities in career and technical education.  The new system also moves away from a culture of competition among schools and districts, to one of a growth mindset that promotes collaboration towards continuous improvement for all.  The indicators used in 2017-2018 accountability are Proficiency (reading and math), Separate Academic Indicator (science, social studies and writing) and Growth (projection toward proficiency) at elementary and middle school levels; and Proficiency, Transition Readiness and Graduation Rate at the high school level. Accountability comparisons with previous years are not valid due to the numerous changes that were made to the overall system.  KDE is developing a new online School Report Card that will go online with accountability, assessment and other data later this year.  

 

School Level

Accountability Indicators

Recommended Threshold

TCPS District Scores

Elementary

Proficiency

60.5

47.1

Separate Academic

52.6

56.2

Growth

15.8

18.3

Middle

Proficiency

62

60.3

Separate Academic

55

62

Growth

9.5

10.8

High

Proficiency

40

56

Transition Readiness

41

49.6

Graduation Rate

85

94.4

 

As we reflect on our results, we have some things to celebrate while recognizing areas for continued growth.  Our middle school (now part of the Jr/Sr High) is performing below the recommended threshold and has been identified as TSI meaning they must provide additional support to a specific student population in order to ensure that all students receive equitable, engaging, and high quality learning experiences.  We have already taken many steps toward this end.  As outlined more specifically in our Strategic Plan, our goal is to achieve excellence in academics, leadership, and resource utilization in order to achieve our mission:  Every Student, Every Day…No Excuses!  A more detailed report will be presented at the next board meeting 10/17/18 at 6:30.  You are more than welcome to come for more information.





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