• West Point releases EXPLORE scores

    West Point Independent School released the breakdown of its EXPLORE scores Wednesday.

    Taken by eighth-graders, the EXPLORE test is a precursor to the ACT college entrance exam and covers the same four subject areas — English, math, reading and science. The scores are used as part of the new Unbridled Learning assessment model to award schools and districts a college and career readiness score.

  • EXPLORE, PLAN show good results for most area schools

    The recent release of EXPLORE and PLAN test results show improvement in most of the local schools and include record scores for many in the area.

    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT college entrance exam and cover the same four subject areas — English, math, reading and science. EXPLORE is taken by eighth-graders and PLAN is taken by high school sophomores.

  • EXPLORE, PLAN scores

    East Hardin Middle School

  • Historic donation to help HCS students

    An endowment from a former social worker for Hardin County Schools is planned to support students from the district with the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history.

    The $2.42 million endowment left to Central Kentucky Community Foundation by the estate of Charley Nell Llewellyn is expected to generate about $100,000 each year to provide scholarships to students of Hardin County Schools based on need.

  • Hall appointed to state board, named VP of state FRYSC

    A local woman will be working with statewide substance abuse policy after a recent appointment by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Leslie Hall, coordinator for the youth services center at North Hardin High School, has been appointed to serve on the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy board. The appointment is part of her new duties as vice president of the Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky.

  • Little discussion at redistricting forum

    here was little discussion at a forum for families to ask questions about a proposal for school redistricting in an Elizabethtown neighborhood.

    Hardin County Schools officials hosted a forum Friday evening to hear comments from families in the area. The district is considering redistricting some neighborhoods near the United States Postal Service in Elizabethtown and E-town Swim and Fitness in December.

  • West Point moves up in new scores

    Testing data released last week show a large transformation for West Point Independent Schools. The elementary and middle schools had some of the lowest scores in the state in certain areas last year, and now the district has been rated “distinguished.”

    These are the first results of the Unbridled Learning accountability model, the newest form of statewide school assessment.

  • Unbridled Learning data released, sets baseline for future

    The first results of the Unbridled Learning accountability model, the newest form of statewide school assessment, were unveiled and educators are happy to have the new baseline on which to build.

    The superintendents of Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools found highs and lows in the results, which include many more new sets of data than the previous model, the Kentucky Core Content Testing system.

  • Unbridled Learning: Achievement

     These are the point totals for the number of students at the novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished levels in certain subjects. For information on other subjects, visit www.education.ky.gov.

    High Schools

    ·      Central Hardin High School

              - Reading - 60.4
              - Math - 53.5

  • Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness

     These are the percentages of students who are considered college/career ready.

    ·      Central Hardin High School - 64.0

    ·      Elizabethtown High School - 59.8

    ·      John Hardin High School - 58.6

    ·      LaRue County High School - 51.1