test http://wfpl.org en GED Test Gets A Makeover, All Unfinished Tests Nullified http://wfpl.org/post/ged-test-gets-makeover-all-unfinished-tests-nullified <p>Kentuckians who have not finished their GED exams will have to take all four parts of the test over when the test is updated in January.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the first time in nearly a decade the GED Testing Service has updated the exam, which is taken to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last date to have completed the test before the update was Dec. 18. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7980 at http://wfpl.org GED Test Gets A Makeover, All Unfinished Tests Nullified Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Could Challenge Standardized Testing http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-districts-innovation-could-challenge-standardized-testing <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Some Kentucky school districts may soon test how much wiggle room there is in the federal law that has forced them to measure student progress through standardized tests, which have been a major criticism of the nation's public education system.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7908 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Could Challenge Standardized Testing Kentucky Remains Above National Average In Reading While Including More Special Needs Students http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-remains-above-national-average-reading-while-including-more-special-needs-students <p>Kentucky has posted above average reading results, again, in the latest release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress—also known as the Nation’s Report Card—and this year, education officials are celebrating the inclusion of more special needs students than ever before.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:04:05 +0000 Devin Katayama 7475 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Remains Above National Average In Reading While Including More Special Needs Students Takeaways From Kentucky's Release of School Test Results http://wfpl.org/post/takeaways-kentuckys-release-school-test-results <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Kentucky has <a href="/post/jcps-improves-kentucky-school-test-scores-middle-schools-and-math-are-concerns">released its annual accountability results showing how schools are performing.</a> We know it&#39;s a lot of information, so we thought we&#39;d boil down a few takeaways.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">The themes in bold below are what the Kentucky Department of Education measures, explaining how the state determines which schools are doing well.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6992 at http://wfpl.org Takeaways From Kentucky's Release of School Test Results Indiana's ISTEP+ Test Results Mapped Out http://wfpl.org/post/indianas-istep-test-results-mapped-out <p>Our friends at the <a href="http://indianapublicmedia.org/stateimpact/">State Impact</a> project in Indiana have mapped out yesterday's ISTEP+ exam results by school district.</p><p>As <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/english-scores-drop-southern-indiana-schools-math-scores-improve">WFPL reported Wednesday</a>, ISTEP+ scores--which measures third through eighth grade students in English language arts and math--improved slightly over last year. In southern Indiana school districts, scores in English dropped but improved in math.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:36:20 +0000 Devin Katayama 6899 at http://wfpl.org Indiana's ISTEP+ Test Results Mapped Out