Bluegrass Institute Says Test Scores Go Unreported

By: Lori Mitchell
By: Lori Mitchell

Kentucky students are busy this week taking one of the most important tests of the entire school year.

The "Commonwealth Accountability Testing System" often referred to as "CATS" kicked off Monday.

But how would you feel if you found out your child's test scores wouldn't be counted?

The news is disturbing and according to reports from the Bluegrass Institute it may happen more often than you think.

According to a recent report from the Associated Press, approximately two million children's scores go unreported, and many of them are minorities.

WBKO contacted representatives with the Kentucky Department of Education who said they are well aware of the achievement gaps.

And it really boils down to privacy issues.

In recent years, Kentucky’s testing system has been ranked among the best in the country in terms of quality and effectiveness.

Those results are according to a national study conducted by the Princeton Review Of Education Assessments.


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