After months of warnings to expect lackluster scores from Kentucky's new public school assessments, the state has announced the numbers will be released early next month. A news release from the state Department of Education says the scores will be available to the public November 2nd.
Students in the state's 174 school districts took the inaugural Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress tests last spring. Officials and business groups like the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have since been trying to prepare the public for low scores in math and reading. The K-PREP tests were based on the newly adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of benchmarks designed to ensure a uniform public K through 12 education across the country.