Test scores released for Kentucky's schools
New test scores for Kentucky's schools were released on Friday and many districts are finding themselves in the "needs improvement" category. The Kentucky Department of Education wants to stress that this is the new system, and cannot be compared with other scores of the past. The standards are much higher, which accounts for the lower scores. The idea behind the newest system model is continuous growth and improvement. Schools are given a score based on five areas: achievement, gap, growth, college and career readiness, and graduation rate. The top 5 districts in the coverage area were Corbin Independent, Pikeville Independent, Science Hill Independent, Harlan Independent, and Pulaski County Schools.