Kentucky education http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Education Officials Believe Test Glitches Have Been Fixed http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-education-officials-believe-test-glitches-have-been-fixed <p></p><p>Kentucky education officials say they've been assured that technical glitches that affected proficiency tests administered online have been resolved and testing is set to resume Monday.</p><p>The state Education Department suspended online testing Wednesday after problems were reported with slow or dropped connections experienced by students taking the computer based tests in more than two dozen districts.</p><p>The agency says the vendor, ACT Inc., reported the problem was with the system becoming overloaded and that the capacity has now been increased and no further problems are expected. The end-of-course tests are mandatory for students taking English II, algebra II, biology and U.S. history.</p><p>Kentucky officials said the ACT problem also affected students in Alabama and Ohio. Students in Indiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma, which also experienced technical problems, contract with different vendors. Fri, 03 May 2013 10:27:32 +0000 Associated Press 30356 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Education Officials Believe Test Glitches Have Been Fixed Kentucky ACT Scores Up, but Still Trail U.S. Average http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-act-scores-still-trail-us-average <p>Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their performance remained below the national average, education officials said Wednesday. The average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school Class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011, according to data released by the state Department of Education. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:26:49 +0000 Associated Press 17871 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky ACT Scores Up, but Still Trail U.S. Average Kentucky Spending Little to None on New Textbooks http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-spending-little-none-new-textbooks <p>Kentucky&#39;s teachers are being pushed to find more resources online as more and more textbooks become outdated and are not being replaced. The problem comes from an unforgiving state budget that has not allowed for full funding of textbooks in several years. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:09:57 +0000 Associated Press 17398 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Spending Little to None on New Textbooks