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2016 Unbridled Learning Results

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2016 Unbridled Learning Data for Madison County Schools


RICHMOND – Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district has earned a classification of “Distinguished” as a district on the 2015-2016 Unbridled Learning Assessments. The district moved up from a “Proficient” designation last year. The “Distinguished” designation means that Madison County Schools is performing among the top 10 percent of districts across the state.


“As a district, we could not be more excited about reaching the ‘Distinguished’ classification,” said Superintendent Elmer Thomas. “That classification simply means that we are continuing to make progress across the district and are increasing the quality of instruction and learning for our students.”


The district is also pleased to announce there are 4 “Distinguished” schools in the district – one repeating the designation from the previous year. Madison Southern High School is a “Distinguished-Progressing-High Performing” school. White Hall Elementary is a “Distinguished-Progressing-School of Distinction” school. B. Michael Caudill Middle is also a “Distinguished-Progressing-High Performing” school. Madison Central High School is a “Distinguished-Progressing” school. These schools finished with overall scores of 80.8, 77.2, 72, and 78.2, respectively.


MCS has 7 schools finishing with a “Proficient” designation. Shannon Johnson Elementary is a “Proficient-Progressing” school with an overall score of 72.4. Waco Elementary is a “Proficient-Progressing” school with an overall score of 70.1. Madison Middle School is a “Proficient-Progressing” school with an overall score of 68.6. Kit Carson Elementary is a “Proficient-Progressing” school with an overall score of 68.4. Clark-Moores Middle, Foley Middle, and Farristown Middle are all “Proficient” schools with overall scores of 68.7, 67, and 67, respectively.


The district has 2 “Needs Improvement-Progressing” schools – Glenn Marshall Elementary and Kirksville Elementary. Those schools have overall scores of 66.7 and 66, respectively. The district has 3 “Needs Improvement” schools – Daniel Boone Elementary, Silver Creek Elementary, and Kingston Elementary. Those schools have overall scores of 66.7, 66.6, and 64.7, respectively.


Schools that are classified as “Progressing” have met their annual measurable objective for the year.


“We are very proud of the district’s performance this year,” said Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer David Gilliam. “Our schools are consistently making gains and that is reflected in the district’s classification. It will also reflect in the success of every student in the district.”


Eleven out of the district’s 16 assessed schools (Madison Kindergarten Academy is not assessed under Unbridled Learning) are proficient or distinguished, Gilliam noted. And there is at least one distinguished school at each level of education in the district – elementary, middle, and high.


“We will continue to work to improve district wide, but we are certainly proud of and encouraged by the progress we see in these scores,” Gilliam said.



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In 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly, passed Senate Bill 1, which began a new era in public school assessment and accountability - Unbridled Learning. This new accountability system holds all schools and districts accountable for improving student performance.


Additional Information Resources:
Kentucky Unbridled Learning
National PTA Common Core State Standards
Kentucky Department of Education Assessment and Accountability
Kentucky Department of Education Open House
Kentucky School Report Cards
Kentucky College and Career Readiness



For Questions About Madison County Assessment:

Contact:  Steve Evans, Madison County Schools Assessment Coordinator

email:  steven.evans@madison.kyschools.us

phone:  859-624-4500 ext. 1102

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* Note: Madison Kindergarten Academy is not assessed as part of the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability system.