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The Kentucky Department of Education’s Task Force on Assessment and Accountability will meet Tuesday in Frankfort.

This will be the second meeting of the 30 member task force. Department spokesperson Lisa Gross says the panel will review the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, or CATS, which is used to measure schools’ academic progress.

“The Commissioner of Education, Jon Draud, has indicated he really wants to look at the test itself more specifically than the entire accountability system, but the two are so enmeshed, that they’re going to have to look at both at some point. So it’s hard to predict right now the extent of that, but that’s something that they’ll be looking at,” Gross said.

The task force includes Kentucky education officials, lawmakers and business leaders.

Its findings will be presented to the Kentucky Board of Education and state government leaders.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."