Grants and Contracts Details


Senate Bill 1 establishes the implementation of a program review as part of a new assessment and accountability model. Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed program review tools for three areas: Arts & Humanities, Writing, and Practical Living and Career Studies. The process of program reviews includes internal program review (at the school level), external program review (at the district level), and state review. This project concerns about state review across all three areas. The mandate of KDE for state review is to use program review reports, including their rubrics and supporting evidence, for a verification review process. This project will pursue a validity study of these program review tools based on the concept of content validity, also referred to as logical validity, which speaks to the extent to which a measure represents all facets of a given theorietical construct. The adoption of this conceipt into this project means that this project will examine how adequately schools use a program review tool (e.g., Arts & Humanities) to (self) evaluate a certain Indicator (e.g., all students should have equitable access to high quality curriculum and instruction) of a certain Demonstrator (e.g., Student Access) in terms of program review tools. In plainer language, this project will examine how well a program review tool is able to do its job, or how well a program review tool enables schools to do their job. This task, therefore, links this project directly to the verification review process at the state level as discussed earlier.
Effective start/end date1/1/126/30/12


  • KY Department of Education: $58,690.00


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