Anchorage Schools Earn Top Rating On State Testing

In 2018 – 2019, as in the past, Kentucky public school students in grades 3 through 8 completed Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests in five content areas. School performance  is based on three indicators: Proficiency, Separate Academic Indicator and Growth. Students take reading and mathematics assessments annually in grades 3 through 8 to calculate Proficiency.   Other subjects are assessed once per grade level with science assessed in grades 4 and 7; social studies and on-demand writing assessed in grades 5 and 8 to calculate a Separate Academic Indicator.  Growth is calculated by comparing performance results in reading and math  from the prior year’s assessment to the current year.   

Beginning with data from the 2018-2019 school year, schools will receive an overall rating ranging from 1 star (the lowest) to 5 stars (the highest). 

On October 1, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released spring 2019 assessment results. Our results are:

Proficiency                                        Elementary:  105.2                 Middle:  102.1

Separate Academic Indicator          Elementary:  95.7                   Middle:  91

Growth                                               Elementary:  58                      Middle:  46.6

Overall                                               Elementary:  85.6                   Middle:  78.9

Star Rating                                        ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐                    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Our percentage of students scoring Proficient or Distinguished falls well above the state average in all areas.  Those scores, compared to the state’s average, can be found below:

Percentage of Students Scoring Proficient or Above
2018 – 2019 Elementary Middle
Anchorage % State % Anchorage % State %
Reading 89.7 54.6 87.5 59.6
Mathematics 87.7 48.6 80.8 46.4
Social Studies 88 53 89.7 58.8
Writing

On-Demand

80 46.6 72 31.9
Science 71.7 31.7 55 26

The Star Rating, as well as other important education data, is available on Kentucky’s new School Report Card (https://openhouse.education.ky.gov/SRC).  Individual student results will be sent home with students later this fall.  For those interested in learning more about the state assessment system, Information Sessions for parents will be offered after Fall Break; dates and times will be announced in the school newsletter.