During an interview with WKMS Radio in Murray last week, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson said the Chamber will continue to support the Commonwealth’s new education standards despite a drop in test scores.
Adkisson went on to say that education officials expected lower scores because of the rigorous standards that were established after the legislature passed sweeping education reform in 2009. Click here to listen to the full interview from WKMS.
The Kentucky Chamber, in partnership with the state Department of Education, has been work for the past year to raise employer awareness of and support for these new standards and the positive impact they will have on preparing students for success in both college and the workplace.
An Employer Information Kit has been developed as part of that effort, offering communications tools that Kentucky employers can use to let their employees know about the new standards and what they mean for their communities and state. The kit, which includes such items FAQs, a sample newsletter item, an example of an e-mail message and resource information, is available here. To order a hard copy, which includes electronic versions of the communications tools, contact [email protected].
The Kentucky Chamber Foundation also produced an informational brochure titled New Standards, New Tests and New Scores on the new standards. Both the kit and the brochure are available for download now.