Raise the Bar Louisville: New Standards, New Scores, New Direction
common core updates


Test Results with kids

Release of test results

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has released test results for the 2012-13 school year.

Click here to read about JCPS meeting it's overall state goal.

K-PREP Video

New Tools for Parental Involvement!

Click here for new videos and information on how you can help your student in Math and Reading at home.

Click to view video.

Standards explained to Louisville business community

Jefferson County Public Schools and the GE Foundation held a Business Breakfast to explain the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Business leaders presented important information on the unprecedented movement toward more rigorous standards in K-12 education, the opportunities and challenges this initiative presents, and what business leaders can do to help. Click here to view the video.


Click here to hear answers to some frequently asked questions about the new state standards.

Have questions?

Click here to send a question about the new standards or the test scores to a JCPS representative.

Louisville's guide to the new state standards
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What is Raise the Bar Louisville?

Raisethebarlouisville.org is a communitywide effort to educate our citizens about the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). Kentucky was the first state to adopt these tougher academic standards, nationally known as Common Core. The more rigorous standards are designed to get students prepared for both college and careers and will help Kentucky compete in the global marketplace. This site provides information about the state standards, the new tests, and the new scores, and it gives parents useful tools to help them support their child as he or she faces this new academic challenge.