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  The Kentucky Department of Education is preparing to administer state assessments this spring, despite disruptions in learning brought on by COVID-19. The tests are expected to reveal the impact of the pandemic on student achievement.

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State Education officials say they are making progress in meeting accountability and improvement standards. A key report will be filed with the federal government next month.

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A new plan released by the Tennessee Department of Education will make schools more accountable and give parents a better idea of how to evaluate their neighborhood schools.

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is expected to announce on Tuesday a new education plan that will emphasize more accountability, especially when it comes to teaching traditionally underserved kids.

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State student testing data shows improvements in the four year high school graduation rate and college and career readiness. The just released testing data from the Kentucky Department of Education shows gains in a number of areas.

High school graduation rates along with college/career readiness continue to go up. State officials say the number of schools and districts performing at the highest levels are up from last year, but State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says testing results don’t address future needs.

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Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt testified on Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, discussing the commonwealth’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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The Kentucky Department of Education is hosting town hall meetings as the state begins developing a new accountability system. Congress recently reauthorized the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts much of the responsibility for schools from the federal government to the state.