WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed August 3, 2005
State Education Data Released
Frankfort, KY – The state Department of Education released Kentucky's federal education data Tuesday and more than 800 schools met their yearly progress goals.
According to data released by the department, about 74% of Kentucky's public schools met their "Adequate Yearly Progress Goals" for the 2005 to 2005 school year. The data results are based on results in math and reading from the Kentucky Core Content Tests.
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, states are required to report how schools and districts are faring, with a goal of proficiency by 2014. Schools that fail to meet their yearly progress goals for two or more years in a row, and are funded by money from the federal Title I Program, are subject to consequences.
The Title I Program goes to schools to help disadvantaged pupils.
The Warren County school system tops this year's state report.
Warren County public schools met 23 of the 25 target goals set by the federal program...no other Kentucky school system met more than 20. The state's average was 16.
School superintendent Dale Brown called the ranking "satisfying", saying Warren County's held to a higher standard than most other systems in the state because of its growth and diversity.
The only categories where Warren County came up short were in Math and Reading for students with disabilities.