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Hancock County Schools; Kentucky Summative Assessment 2021/2022

The Hancock County Schools, Kentucky Summative Assessment for the 2021/2022 School Year is as follows:

Out of 172 districts, the Hancock County School District ranked in the Top 30.  Out of 168 districts, Hancock County High School ranked in the Top 25 and out of 172 districts, Hancock County Middle School is in the Top 25 as well.

North Hancock Elementary and South Hancock Elementary ranked in the Top 80 out of 172 districts.

Out of 228 high schools, HCHS ranked in the Top 20 in the state for math and reading.

Out of 172 districts, HCMS ranked Top 15 in the district in math, Top 30 in the district in social studies and Top 35 in the state in reading and writing.
Hancock County Elementary Schools, NHES and SHES, ranked in the Top 30 out of 172 districts in district content writing.

“We are very excited about our State test scores! We improved in the area of Reading and Math at all schools in our district,” Superintendent Robby Asberry said. “We also made tremendous gains in our Post-Secondary Readiness scores at Hancock County High School.  “All of the credit for our gains go to our students, staff, and administration. These scores are great, but I believe the best is yet to come in regards to our goals. We want to provide the best education to all of our students and be considered one of the best school districts in the state. We will achieve this goal by growing each student and meeting their individual academic needs!”

“HCMS is in the top 25 percent of middle schools in the state and ranked thirty-fifth in math out of 318 middle schools. They placed first in math in the region, second in reading in the region and third in science in the region.”

“HCHS is ranked #11 in math out of 172 districts in the state. That means they made the top 20. They also ranked 12 in reading out of 172 districts in the state, ranking them in the top 20 in reading as well.

HCHS is ranked in the top 25 high schools overall in the state. HCPS is ranked in the top 30 districts overall in the state.”

The results of the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, were released on Monday, October 24 and are consistent with those of the rest of the nation, according to the Kentucky Department of Education’s news release by Chief Communications Officer Toni Konz Tatman.

“This year’s NAEP results are not unexpected and show the profound impact the covid-19 pandemic has had on our students,” said Education Commissioner and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass. “These assessment results will serve as the baseline from which we will move forward as we continue to navigate learning post-pandemic and help our students recover from the interrupted learning.”

How do Kentucky schools compare to other states and jurisdictions?

The full list of comparisons can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education website: https://education.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

There were 36 states/jurisdictions scoring about the same as Kentucky in fourth grade reading, 33 states/jurisdictions scoring about the same as Kentucky in eighth grade reading, 22 states/jurisdictions scoring about the same as Kentucky in fourth grade math and 20 states/jurisdictions scoring about the same as Kentucky in eighth grade math.

The national average fourth grade scale score for reading was 216 and the Kentucky fourth grade scale score for reading was 217. The national average eighth grade scale score for reading was 259 and the Kentucky eighth grade scale score for reading was 258.

The NAEP math scale scores are as follows: national average for 2022 for eighth grades was 273 and Kentucky eighth grade scale score for math was 269. National average for fourth grade math scale score was 235 and Kentucky’s fourth grade math scale score was 234. There are four categories for student performance on NAEP: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient or Advanced.

In addition, School and District Report Cards give information about each school and district, such as test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and more. These Report Cards were established by statute KRS 158.6453 (20) and regulation 703 KAR 5:140. Each report card must also incorporate the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

To review the School Report Cards, please visit: https://education.ky.gov/AA/distsupp/Pages/SRC.aspx.

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