Edmonson County Schools Assessment Results Released: Kyrock Elementary Shows Very High State Ranking
Edmonson Voice Report:
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released assessment results for the 2022 Kentucky Summative Assessment on October 18, 2022. This year’s results are based on the state’s revised accountability system. Carol Stice, District Assessment Coordinator for Edmonson County Schools, explained, “This year’s data release has significant changes from our last look at the five-star accountability model. Now we are looking at a color-coded rating system that ranges from red (very low) to blue (very high). The release gives us individual scores and labels from very high to very low for each indicator at the school and district levels and then an overall score.”
Elementary and middle schools were scored in the areas of Reading and Math (grades 3-8), Science (grades 4, 7), Social Studies and Writing (grades 5, 8), and Quality of School Climate and Safety (grades 3-8). High schools were scored in the areas of Reading and Math (grade 10), Science, Social Studies, and Writing (grade 11), Quality of School Climate and Safety (grades 10 and 11), Post-Secondary Readiness (grade 12), and Graduation Rate. Schools and districts were also scored on English Language Proficiency; however, the ECSD does not have a high enough student population for public reporting.
The tables below show each school’s results for each indicator and their overall scores and rank. Scores are listed for all students that were accountable to the school.
Brian Alexander, Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools, said, “Overall we are pleased with the test scores we received from the state. There were 59 elementary schools out of 701 in Kentucky that scored “Very High.” We have one of those schools in Kyrock Elementary. When we looked at that further, Kyrock ranked 15 out of 701 overall, 12th in reading, 5th in math, and 25th in Science. KES ranked first in those content areas among the 123 elementary schools in the GRREC region. There just aren’t enough words to say how happy and proud this makes us,"
“Additionally, Edmonson County Middle School was 60th overall Middle School (out of 318) with a “High” ranking. We are so proud of them as well,” Alexander said. “While our other schools may not have ranked as high overall, we did see growth in our district and know that the sky is the limit for our schools. I know our teachers and students worked very hard to see all of this come to pass.” Alexander also stated, “When we compared our scores to other districts around the region we were excited to see how we performed overall in comparison. Coming out of the pandemic, we knew that we would face challenges in achievement at the level we hope to be at in some of our schools. We are already developing an action plan to improve our accountability in several areas. Now that we have a better understanding of this revised accountability system, I am confident we will quickly improve on this new rating scale. Our Board, our administration and our teachers are all committed to continuing to make Edmonson County Schools a great place to learn. While we have work ahead of us, Edmonson County has a lot of which to be proud.”
Individual student reports will be coming home with students on Friday, October 21, 2022. For more detailed information on the release of state assessment results, you may access the Kentucky School Report Card.