Kentucky Students Showing Steady Improvement, But More Work To Be Done

Kentucky Students Showing Steady Improvement, But More Work To Be Done

Louisville Courier-Journal

“The release of Kentucky’s annual student achievement results last month show that Kentucky still has more work to do for our students,” writes Dr. Meka Wilhoit Barry, an educator in Frankfort, Kentucky. “However, when we look at test scores for students in grades three through eight over the past three years, scores are moving in the right direction in both English language arts (ELA) and math.” Barry also notes that this positive change is not just happening in Kentucky—it’s happening across the nation in states that have raised their standards. But such change takes time, patience, and persistence. Barry is right that “meaningful change doesn’t happen overnight,” and that when students work hard, they are “rewarded with steady improvement.” Consistent efforts by teachers and students to raise the bar are translating into positive results for our nation’s schools. 

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