Research

Internal Research

Published: 2/21/2020 11:23 AM
​Novice Progression
Author(s): Aaron Butler  
Published: June 2019

This table reports the number of students who were labeled "Novice" in 3rd grade in 2012/13 that went on to become "Apprentice" or higher in 8th grade in 2017/18.


Investigating District's Progress in Closing the Achievement Gap: Part 2
Author(s): Hannah Poquette, Aaron Butler
Published: May 2019

This report is a continuation of our work examining the progress being made by districts to close the current achievement gap in Kentucky (see Are Kentucky's Districts Closing the Achievement Gap?). 


Are Kentucky's Districts Closing the Achievement Gap?
Author(s): Aaron Butler, Hannah Poquette
Published: March 2019

This study assesses districts’ progress in closing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps in Kentucky for the 2017/18 school year. 


KDE Strategic Performance Update
Author(s): Hannah Poquette, Aaron Butler
Published: December 2018

This strategic performance update was presented to the Kentucky Board of Education on December 5, 2018.


Understanding the Policy Context of High School Exit Exams: A Review of the Literature from 2006 to 2018
Author(s): Hannah Poquette, Aaron Butler
Published: November 2018

This literature review synthesizes evidence addressing characteristics of the Kentucky high school graduation requirement policy.


Progress Update: 2030 Gap Goal
Author(s): Aaron Butler, Hannah Poquette
Published: December 2017

This strategic performance update was presented to the Kentucky Board of Education on December 6, 2017.


Issue Brief: Advanced Coursework and Postsecondary Education
Author(s): Aaron Butler, Hannah Poquette
Published: February 2017

This review presents an overview of recent research examining the relationships between advanced coursework, specifically AP and dual enrollment, and college readiness and persistence.


Opportunity Gap Study: Preliminary Findings Brief
Author(s): Aaron Butler, Hannah Poquette, Alex Spurrier
Published: January 2017

This study examines whether inequities exist between subgroups in students’ chances of reaching readiness standards amongst students who performed similarly in their 7th and 8th-grade math courses and 10th and 11th-grade math courses.




​Aaron Butler, PhD
Office of the Commissioner of Education
Strategic Planning and Research
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2102 Ext. 4703



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