Kentucky



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Kentucky state board of education consists of eleven members serving a four-year terms. Board members are appointed by the governor. The president of the Council on Postsecondary Education serves as a twelfth nonvoting member.

The state board has authority over:

  • Summative Assessments
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Appointing the Chief State School Officer

Governor

Matt Bevin

Chief State School Officer

Stephen L. Pruitt

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 54.0%

English Language Learners: 2.9%

Served by IDEA: 14.1%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2013 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

No Charter Laws

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Kentucky intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Kentucky’s ESSA approach.