Boyle County Schools Celebrates 2019 KPREP Scores
DANVILLE, KY – October 1, 2019 - Boyle County Schools performed well on the annual Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP) assessment system. The test, administered in May each year, looks at several different factors to determine a school’s overall rating, including proficiency, growth, and transition readiness, among others. The goal of the test is to promote higher learning and academic achievement, reduce gaps and promote equity, encourage continuous improvement and identify opportunities for improvement.
This year, the Kentucky Department of Education enacted a new rating system, from one to five stars, with five being highest, aimed at rewarding schools and districts that showed high levels of performance and improvement.
“We are pleased with our students’ performance, as they continue to excel year after year,” commented David Young, Boyle County Schools Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. “We are continually working to help students master the content in core subjects. This leads to success in the classroom on any assessment.”
When combined, overall scores at Junction City Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, and Woodlawn Elementary School place the district’s elementary schools 6th in the state. Junction City Elementary School was recognized for its outstanding performance with a 5-star rating, while Perryville Elementary School and Woodlawn Elementary School received 4-star ratings. The schools also are in the top 5 percent in the state in Science and in the top 10 percent in the state in Reading and Math combined proficiency. Junction City Elementary School nearly doubled its Distinguished score in Writing, while Perryville Elementary School saw a massive increase in Distinguished and Proficient scores in Science. Finally, Woodlawn Elementary made great strides in the percentage of students who scored Proficient and Distinguished in Reading and Science.
At Boyle County Middle School, combined overall scores place the school in the top 20 districts in the state when compared to other district combined middle school scores. The school also had an impressive increase in Math Distinguished scores as well as an increase in Science. In Proficiency scores for Reading and Math, the school is ranked 8th out of all middle schools in the state. In Math alone it is 6th and in Reading alone, 19th. In Science, the middle school is in the top 10 percent of schools in the state. The school received a 4-star rating.
At Boyle County High School, combined overall scores place the school 12th when compared to other districts’ combined high school scores. The school also is in the top 10 percent in Reading and Math combined. In Science and Writing, there was an uptick in the the school’s Proficient scores. Graduation Rate and College and Career Transition Readiness both improved in comparison to last year’s scores. Over the past few years, Boyle County High School has emphasized increasing the variety of career-ready pathways and certifications available, as well as improving ACT scores. The school received a 4-star rating.
As one of the components of the goals of the test, the schools will identify opportunities for improvement. For those areas of improvement, each school will construct a plan to address the specific factors identified to improve content mastery. All schools will be working on improving writing skills along with continuing to implement the Boyle County Blueprint. The Blueprint encourages collaborative teaming, rigorous learning as a result of high-quality lesson development, actively engaging students and ongoing assessments to measure learning.
Boyle County School District’s star system score places it in the top 10 for all school districts in Kentucky. This is the seventh consecutive year the district has ranked in the top 10 districts in the state in academics.
Boyle County Schools superintendent Michael LaFavers remarked, “Our students and teachers have been working hard and it shows in our KPREP scores. Junction City Elementary especially had a stand-out year, but all our schools should be pleased with their performance.”
For more information on Boyle County Schools KPREP scores, please call David Young at 859.236.6634.