School Choice Score: 0%
The state permits parents some choices among traditional public schools by allowing students in low performing schools to attend another school both within their district and in other districts.
Online Learning Score: 0%
Kentucky’s virtual school program dates back to 2000, but it has always been limited in scope. In addition to publicly funding public school students’ digital learning, Kentucky also pays for home education students to enroll in both full time and individual online courses, though they do not authorize charter schools or pay for private school students to enroll.
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 75%
Performance is not considered in layoff or tenure decisions, which are based primarily on seniority. Ineffective classroom performance is not a ground for dismissal. Districts must adopt a base salary schedule based on years of experience and advanced degrees, but can also reward teachers for working in high-need schools or subjects, but not for prior work experience.