LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- JCPS leadership says the new test results were a mixed bag for the district.
JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio says the district can be proud of the elementary schools that improved their Novice reader numbers and the middle schools that had the highest reading and social studies proficiency rates in the last seven years.
Pollio says the district must also own the bad and that’s 21 schools ranked at tier three, schools that are in the bottom five percent in the state. Across the state there are 51 schools that fall in that category.
Pollio says he and his staff acted preemptively, putting plans in place that are already working to improve the scores. One of those plans is the offering of incentives to teachers to take roles at the tier three schools.
Pollio says with the plans in place, he expects major change at JCPS "in the near future."