Another Kentucky Department Education KERA success claim exposed. For years the Kentucky Department of Education has reported ACT scores that didn't look half bad. But the data they reported didn't separate out private school scores. Some of us have wondered all along whether the scores that the Department was reporting didn't make make public schools look better than they were by incorporating higher nonpublic school scores.
Well, whadya' know.
Dick Innes at the Bluegrass Institute got his hands on the numbers which the Department apparently didn't want to publicly release. Here they are:
Private schools outperform public schools in all years but one, which Innes attributes to an influx into the private schools of less well-prepared public school students.
Read the rest of his analysis here.