Kentucky recognizes school districts for meeting college and career goals

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt recently recognized 111 Kentucky public school districts, including a number of districts in the Local 6 area, for making good on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of their high school graduates by 2015.

Among the districts on the list are Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Crittenden County, Fulton County, Fulton Independent, Graves County, Hickman County, Lyon County, Marshall County, Mayfield Independent, Murray Independent, and Trigg County.

The state department of education says all of the state’s 169 P-12 school district superintendents and local board of education chairs signed the pledge in 2011. Each district had a unique goal to reach based on increasing its 2010 college- and career-readiness rate by 50 percent by 2015.

Based on data collected in 2009-2010, 34 percent of Kentucky’s high school graduates were considered ready for college and careers. In 2015, that rate reached 66.8 percent, based on Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability results released in the fall.

The Commonwealth Commitment was tied to the passage of Senate Bill 1 (2009), which required P-12 and postsecondary education leaders to create a plan to reduce remediation of high school graduates entering college by 50 percent.

To see if your school district met it’s individual goal, check the chart below.

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