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'Public schools are not hotels'; 120 United reacts to new star rating

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 15:47:30-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky 120 United released a statement in response to the state education commissioner's new school report card system.

The new system, announced this week, rates schools on a star scale in several areas, including academic performance, educational opportunity, transition readiness, school accountability and financial transparency.

Fayette County Schools said last night that their scores were high under the new system. Not everyone is a fan, however. Kentucky 120 United released a statement via their Facebook page Tuesday morning.

"Our public schools are not hotels. No amount of stars can properly assess them. When comparing one set of data to another, you are comparing different groups of students instead of true progress monitoring to show specific student growth. Furthermore, assessments were presented in various forms (paper and digital), yet were not administered in a true standardized manner," reads the statement in part.

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