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  • Note to KSDE and SBOE: “Knowledge is Good”

    Note to KSDE and SBOE: “Knowledge is Good”0

    In the eyes of the State Board of Education, the concept that “knowledge is good” is no longer a taken-for-granted laughing matter as found in the lore of the movie Animal House. The evidence of that lies in the reaction of the SBOE and education commissioner Randy Watson to the results of the 2022 state

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  • Better “messaging” will not improve student achievement

    Better “messaging” will not improve student achievement0

    How do we take state assessment results, in which a vast majority of students are not on pace for being “post-secondary ready”, and make them sound better than they really are? That was the overarching discussion at the August State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting as the SBOE was tasked with adopting a new set

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  • Regardless of process, achievement gaps and lower state assessment scores persist

    Regardless of process, achievement gaps and lower state assessment scores persist0

    In this previous article, KPI showed the State Board of Education (SBOE) members’ level of confusion, frustration, and ignorance during the July 12 meeting regarding the entirety of the state assessment scoring process. (The hour-long report and discussion can be seen here). The purpose of this piece is to show that despite all the efforts

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