The biggest obstacles the school has faced have been learning how to implement the blended-learning models into the school day and finding high-quality online content providers for all subjects. The school is still looking into finding additional quality content providers, but the administrators feel they have a solid and workable blended-learning model in place.
Danville Independent Schools is a small district south of Lexington, Kentucky with one middle school and one high school. The district first became interested in blended learning in 2009 while it was exploring new ways for teachers to shed some administrative responsibilities and focus on teaching the curriculum. Administrators visited High Tech High School and three blended-learning schools in New York, including School of One and School of the Future. From those visits, administrators knew they wanted to combine project-based learning and blended learning, so they started experimenting with ALEKS and other online programs. An NGLC Wave IV Launch winner, the district used the funding to implement a whole-school blended-learning model at both the middle school and high school during the 2013-14 school year.
Contact: Brian Gover
Danville High School
203 E Lexington Ave
In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.
Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.
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