Kentucky Seeks to Improve Education Via Accountability and Teacher Evaluation Systems

Deltek Principal Analyst Brian Coyle reports.

In September, President Obama announced a plan to offer greater flexibility from federal education mandates in exchange for a commitment from states to boost overall student achievement. After the announcement, 11 states formally submitted to the U.S. Department of Education requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
In this installment, Deltek would like to focus on the state of Kentucky, and discuss its plans to:
  • Build district capacity to implement College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards;
  • Implement a variety of measures for state, district, educator, and student accountability focused on CCR;
  • Create a fair and equitable system for educator effectiveness; and
  • Set a standard for non-tested areas to ensure students experience a comprehensive 21st century education, while eliminating barriers to student success.
As part of this, Deltek would like to discuss the various information technology (IT) initiatives associated with this waiver request.
In its request, Kentucky mentioned a few IT-specific initiatives, including a plan to develop and implement a state-based system of differentiated recognition, accountability, and support (IT Project A – there is no Deltek-tracked opportunity which is related), and a local teacher and principal evaluation and support system (IT Project B – there is Deltek-tracked opportunity which is related).
As part of its waiver request, Kentucky is seeking to create and develop a Recognition, Accountability and Support System (see IT Project A, above) which will improve student achievement and school performance, and increase the quality of education to students. The Recognition, Accountability and Support System is expected to be implemented no later than the 2012-2013 school year.
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