The Richmond Register

Education

October 17, 2012

Hogg: Berea test scores are down

BEREA — Berea Community School Superintendent Mike Hogg warned the community during Tuesday’s council meeting about test scores that will be made public later this month.

“I’ll tell you right now, test scores are down,” he said. “In basketball, when you shoot outside the arch, it’s worth three points. When you shoot inside the arch, it’s worth two points and a free throw is one point. Now, the game has changed. Free throws are worth half a point, shots inside the arch are worth one point and shots outside the arch are worth two points. So, what’s just happened to the total score of the basketball game? It’s went down.”

The primary reason behind this legislative change, known as “Unbridled Learning,” is that American children continue to be scholastically outranked on an international level, he said.

“International standards are higher than national standards,” Hogg said. “Our state legislature felt it was needed to raise those standards.”

The scores for Berea Community Schools and Madison County Schools will be publicly released Oct. 29, Hogg said.

In other business:

• The council adopted a revised version of the city’s Comprehensive Plan Tuesday, which is an outline of future growth required by state statute to be updated every five years.

Berea’s adopted plan includes several sections including environment, land use and development, transportation, housing, economic development, historic preservation, community facilities and services.

The last revision was done in 2008. Revised goals include: Support environmental protection and preservation for the physical, social and economic well-being of the population; achieve land use patterns that contribute to reduced energy use, local food production, healthy citizens and community resilience; develop and maintain an accessible, safe and efficient diversified transportation system; provide safe, sanitary, affordable and livable housing options for all Berea residents; support the attraction and expansion of diverse business and industry providing a wide range of goods and services as well as stable employment opportunities; recognize and preserve the historic and cultural resources of the city and county; and ensure that adequate, affordable and accessible community facilities and services are provided in an efficient manner.

• The council heard the final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning classification of property owned at 620 White Station Road from agriculture to major commercial use.

The next meeting of the Berea City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Berea Police and Municipal Building on Chestnut Street.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@richmondregister.com or 624-6608. 

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