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ACHIEVEMENT   Transition Index Report   Too few Kentucky schools are on track to reach Kentucky's current standards for proficiency by 2014. In 2010 and 2011, Kentucky schools need more rapid improvement to be ready to do well on more demanding tests scheduled to start in 2012.  
ACHIEVEMENT   Disaggregated Transition Index Report   Most student groups are not improving at a rate strong enough to reach proficiency by 2014, as shown in this 2009 report from CBE, KASC, and the Prichard Committee.  
ACHIEVEMENT   Projected 2014 High School Performance   demonstrates that Kentucky is not on track to meet its 2014 proficiency goals for high school students.  Download PDF File
ACHIEVEMENT   Progress, but Not Enough Progress   analyzes trends through 2006. (2007)  Download PDF File
FUNDING   CBE Funding Report - Part 1 of 2   The CBE School Finance Project Report - Adequacy for Excellence in Kentucky, is available for download.  Download PDF File
FUNDING   CBE Funding Report - Part 2 of 2   The CBE School Finance Project Report - Adequacy for Excellence in Kentucky, is available for download.  Download PDF File
FUNDING   Picus Odden Evidence Based Model   The Picus Odden EB Model for KY has been released and is now available for download. The link will provide you with a ZIP archive of the model, comprised of an Excel Spreadsheet and accompanying instruction document.  Go to Report
FUNDING   Budget Contingencies and Fund Balance   This 2009 white paper argues that school district fund balances should not be used to solve state budget challenges and explains how fund balances differ from contingency funds.  
FUNDING   Calculation of the Cost of an Adequate Education in Kentucky,   by Deborah Verstegen, used the professional judgment method to analyze school funding needs (2003).  Go to Report
FUNDING   Estimated Per Pupil Losses   summarizes the buying power Kentucky schools will lose as a result of the 2008-10 state budget. (2008)  Download PDF File
FUNDING   2008-10 Budget Analysis   shows total state figures for key programs. (2008)  Download PDF File
LITIGATION   Rose v. CBE   is the 1989 landmark ruling on Kentucky's constitutional commitment to elementary and secondary education.  Go to Report

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ACHIEVEMENT   Sustaining the Commitment,   a white paper on assessment and accountability, offers insight from a group of Kentucky superintendents. (2008)  Download PDF File
ACHIEVEMENT   Reducing Obstacles   reports that Kentucky's return on its educational investments is "among the best in the nation given our poverty and undereducation," in a Policy Note from Kentucky's Long-Term Policy Research Center. (2008)  Go to Report
ACHIEVEMENT   Substantial and Yet Not Sufficient: Kentucky's Effort to Build Proficiency for Each and Every Child,   Paper presented at the Symposium on "Equal Educational Opportunity: What Now?" Teachers College, Columbia University. (2007)  Go to Report
ACHIEVEMENT   2007 CATS Results   have been released by the Kentucky Department of Education. The press release includes links to reports on statewide results and on individual schools and districts.  Go to Report
FUNDING   Expectations Up, Resources Down   As a state, we have committed to much higher expectations, but state funding per student has declined in program after program. Those losses are shown in this two-page analysis developed by the Kentucky Education Action Team (  Download PDF File
FUNDING   A Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full,   published by the Prichard Committe, analyses Kentucky's school funding landsacape from 1990 to 2008. (2007)  Go to Report
FUNDING   A State-of-the-Art Approach to School Finance Adequacy in Kentucky,   was prepared for by the Kentucky Department of Education by Allan Odden, Mark Fermanich and Lawrence O. Picus. (2003)  Go to Report
FUNDING   A Professional Judgment Approach to School Finance Adequacy in Kentucky   was prepared for the Kentucky Department of Education by Lawrence O. Picus, Allan Odden, and Mark Fermanich. (2003)  Go to Report
LITIGATION   CBE v. Williams press release   explains CBE's decision not to appeal the 2007 summary judgment.  Download PDF File
LITIGATION   Each Child, Every Child   is Richard Day's history of the Council's work leading to the Rose decision and the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Please do note that the file is 4 MB in size, and a separate file for the appendices is listed below.  Download PDF File
LITIGATION   Each Child, Every Child Appendices   provides supporting information for Richard Day's dissertation noted above. This file is 1.2 MB.  Download PDF File

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