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Kentucky school achievement scores coverage
In Kentucky’s new assessment system, schools that earned four or five stars lost a star if they had one or more “significant” achievement gaps among groups of students.
Schools that earned one to three stars did not lose a star if they had significant achievement gaps between minority, poor, disabled, or English-learning students and their peers.
In total, more than 200 schools had “significant” gaps affecting one or more categories of students.
Sixteen top-level five-star schools became four stars; 65 four-star schools earned three stars.