The Challenger Learning Center of KYs curriculum committee recently
received a report that showed that the gap in science index scores between
schools in eastern Kentucky versus Kentucky schools as a whole was narrowing
especially in the sub domain of earth and space science. The Challenger
Learning Center of Kentucky, with our mission of providing positive,
interactive learning experiences that excite and inspire long-term interest in
mathematics, science, and technology through space exploration, is proud
to be a part of our schools success. We have worked closely with
teachers, administrators, and the KY Department of Education to align all of
our programs to Kentucky Program of Studies, Core Content for Assessment and to
model CATS testing practices. Our partnership with Kentucky schools is working!
Highlights of the 5 Year trend data report are:
- 7th grade science index scores in eastern Kentucky schools had increased by
11.7 points verses a 6.875 increase by Kentucky as a whole
- 7th grade science index scores had increased by over 21% versus an increase
in the state index of only 11%.
- Eastern Kentucky schools moved a greater percentage of novice and
apprentice learners into the proficient and distinguished categories than did
- Eastern KY students are improving in their knowledge of science,
particularly in the sub domain of Earth and Space Science.
View HCTC Student Survey Results (PDF Document)