School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 0%
Kentucky’s law only allows school districts to authorize charter schools throughout the state and while it does allow for the mayors of Lexington and Louisville to authorize schools most of the state will still be stuck with districts as authorizers. Additionally, charter schools in Kentucky are funded via appropriation which means that there is no guarantee of funding for charters from year to year.
Online Learning Score: 65%
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.
Teacher Quality Score: 75%
Student Achievement data is the preponderant criteria used when evaluating teachers. Classroom ineffectiveness is not grounds for dismissal. Classroom Success is the preponderant criteria used in determining tenure. There is no guaranteed performance related pay in Kentucky’s pay scale.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook