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Friday, October 03, 2014

CCSSO Releases Statement on Kentucky Assessment Results

Contact:Melissa McGrathmelissa.mcgrath@ccsso.org202-336-7034

Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2014) -- Today, Kentucky released its assessment and accountability results for the 2013-2014 school year. Kentucky voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010. This is the third academic year of assessment results based on the new standards in English language arts and mathematics in the state.

According to these results, the college- and career-readiness rate in Kentucky jumped to 62.3 percent this year, up from 54.1 percent last year and 47.2 percent in 2012. In addition, the state's four-year graduation rate has increased to 87.4 percent.

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement:

"The results in Kentucky are early signs showing we are on the right track with the Common Core State Standards. Today, more kids are not only graduating from high school in Kentucky, but they are graduating prepared for college and for careers because they are mastering these higher standards. I congratulate the teachers and students in Kentucky for their hard work and these significant achievements."

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.