Unbridled Learning http://wkyufm.org en New Testing Data: Kentucky Schools Show Improvement Over Last Year http://wkyufm.org/post/new-testing-data-kentucky-schools-show-improvement-over-last-year <p>According to new data on state assessments, Kentucky students are making progress in basic subjects like reading and math.&nbsp; In the second year of the Unbridled Learning testing system, overall student performance showed improvement from 2012.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The statewide data clearly show we are making progress, though slower than we would like,&rdquo; said Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday in a news release. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve raised expectations and aligned them with what students need to be successful; we are moving in the right direction toward the goal of providing a world-class education for every Kentucky student and ensuring all children graduate college/career-ready,&rdquo; he said.</p><p>Here are some of the&nbsp; scores within the WKU Public Radio listening area.</p><p>Bowling Green city schools rank Proficient with an overall district total of 60.0 out of 100 while Warren County schools are classified as Needing Improvement with a total score of 58.3</p><p>The Elizabethtown Independent school district gets the top ranking of Distinguished at 64.3 as the overall score while Hardin County schools come in at Proficient with a total ranking of 58.4.&nbsp;</p><p>Somerset Independent has an overall score 61.2, making the district Proficient while Pulaski County schools receive the top score of Distinguished at 64.9.&nbsp;</p><p>Another Distinguished school system is Daviess County with a district score of 63.9, while Owensboro city schools are ranked as Needing Improvement with a total ranking of 54.1.&nbsp;</p><p>You can see how every school system in the state fares, as well as scores for individual schools by clicking <a href="http://applications.education.ky.gov/SRC/" target="_blank">here</a>. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:23:10 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 37671 at http://wkyufm.org New Testing Data: Kentucky Schools Show Improvement Over Last Year Ten of 12 Pulaski County Schools are Distinguished or Proficient http://wkyufm.org/post/ten-12-pulaski-county-schools-are-distinguished-or-proficient <p>Here is a list of the top performing schools in the <strong>Pulaski County and Somerset Independent </strong>school systems that are rated either Distinguished or Proficient in Friday's release of Unbridled Learning statewide test results:</p><p>Distinguished:</p><p>Nancy Elementary</p><p>Northern Elementary</p><p>Shopville Elementary</p><p>Southern Elementary</p><p>Southwestern High Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:17:54 +0000 Kevin Willis 21677 at http://wkyufm.org Unbridled Learning: Top Performing Schools in Elizabethtown, Hardin County http://wkyufm.org/post/unbridled-learning-top-performing-schools-elizabethtown-hardin-county-0 <p>Here is a list of the top performing schools in the <strong>Elizabethtown Independent and Hardin County Schools </strong>systems, according to Friday's release of the Unbridled Learning statewide test scores:</p><p>Distinguished:</p><p>Elizabethtown High Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:58:48 +0000 Kevin Willis 21675 at http://wkyufm.org Top Performing Schools in Barren County, Glasgow Independent http://wkyufm.org/post/top-performing-schools-barren-county-glasgow-independent <p>Here is a list of schools in the <strong>Barren County and Glasgow Independent</strong> systems that were rated either Distinguished or Proficient in today's release of the Unbridled Learning statewide test scores:</p><p>Distinguished:</p><p>North Jackson Elementary (Barren Co.)</p><p>North Jackson Elementary (Barren Co.)</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:50:18 +0000 Kevin Willis 21673 at http://wkyufm.org Unbridled Breakdown: Top Performing Schools in Bowling Green, Warren County Schools http://wkyufm.org/post/unbridled-breakdown-top-performing-schools-bowling-green-warren-county-schools <p><span class="userContent">Here's a list of the <strong>Warren County and Bowling Green Independent </strong>schools that received either Distinguished or Proficient ratings in the Unbridled Learning test scores released today:<br><br>Distinguished:<br><br>Greenwood<br>Potter Gray Elementary<br>South Warren High<br>W.R. McNeill Elementary</span><br> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:09:47 +0000 Kevin Willis 21670 at http://wkyufm.org Click Here to See High-Performing Schools in Warren, Daviess, Pulaski, Barren, and Hardin http://wkyufm.org/post/click-here-see-high-performing-schools-warren-daviess-pulaski-barren-and-hardin <p>More than half of Kentucky's public high school students last year were not prepared for college or careers based on the results of an assessment released&nbsp;Friday. Despite that alarming finding, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the results showing that 47 percent of high schoolers are ready to advance are a significant improvement over the previous year's 38&nbsp;percent. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:30:36 +0000 Kevin Willis 21667 at http://wkyufm.org Click Here to See High-Performing Schools in Warren, Daviess, Pulaski, Barren, and Hardin