Danville, KY October 18, 2022– Today, statewide scores were released for the Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA). This year, the state has categorized progress status levels as very high (blue), high (green), medium (yellow), very low (orange) and low (red). The overall ratings put Boyle County as one of the highest achieving districts in the state.
The effects of the pandemic on K–12 student learning has been significant nationwide. Teachers and administrators in Boyle County quickly recognized that waiting to implement interventions was not an option. As a result, Boyle County created the Academic Recovery Grant (ARG). Introduced prior to the 2021-22 school year, the grant was used to target gaps and get students back on track in Reading and Math. Schools used the resources provided in the grant for additional support staff, extended school opportunities and summer programming. Funding was provided with monies allocated by congress through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). While there was great flexibility in how these funds could be used, Boyle County chose to utilize the funds where the biggest impact would be felt: The students. For the current school year, the ARG was authorized by the school board to continue prescribed interventions to maximize achievement for all students.
“We are not letting off the gas,” says Superintendent Mike LaFavers, “even as we are seeing improvements, we will continue to push forward for every child as is our tradition.”
Additional information for Boyle and all districts in Kentucky can be found here: https://www.kyschoolreportcard.com/