Pritchard Committee

Education
1:23 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Head of Kentucky's Pritchard Committee Not Sold on K-PREP Test

The executive director of the citizen’s advocacy group the Pritchard Committee is voicing concerns over the new statewide student testing regime being used in Kentucky.

Stu Silberman says he hasn’t fully bought into all aspects of the new accountability system.

Kentucky students took the K-Prep exams for the first time last year. K-Prep stands for “Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress”, and is based on national common core curricula, which creates common standards for subjects such as math, English, science, and social studies. But Kentucky legislators chose to instead adopt a so-called “quality core” model from ACT Inc.

Silberman, a former Daviess County schools superintendent, was quoted in the Messenger-Inquirer as saying “I’m not sure if what we assessed was exactly Common Core. To me, the jury’s still out.”

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Education
8:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Kentucky Panel Looking at Teacher Recruitment, Preparation

A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation. The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets Tuesday in Frankfort.

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