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Education
12:00 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

GED Test Gets A Makeover, All Unfinished Tests Nullified

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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.

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.The last date to have completed the test before the update was Dec. 18.  

The new test will be administered by computer, which isn't expected to detour test-takers, says Jacqueline Korengel, Kentucky’s GED state administrator. 

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Education
6:06 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Could Challenge Standardized Testing

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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.

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says local school districts are helping drive a larger national conversation that’s been questioning the need for standardized tests.

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Education
4:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Kentucky Remains Above National Average In Reading While Including More Special Needs Students

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.

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Education
8:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Takeaways From Kentucky's Release of School Test Results

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Kentucky has released its annual accountability results showing how schools are performing. We know it's a lot of information, so we thought we'd boil down a few takeaways.

The themes in bold below are what the Kentucky Department of Education measures, explaining how the state determines which schools are doing well.

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Education
9:36 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Indiana's ISTEP+ Test Results Mapped Out

Districts in shades of green saw increases in their ISTEP scores. Districts in shades of brown saw decreases. The deeper the color, the bigger the change in the district’s pass rate.

Our friends at the State Impact project in Indiana have mapped out yesterday's ISTEP+ exam results by school district.

As WFPL reported Wednesday, 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.

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