a KET call-in program: aired March 26, 2002
Every April, most Kentucky schoolchildren spend a week or more taking statewide tests which are part of Kentuckys CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing System) Assessments. Parents may wonder why their children take the tests, how the tests affect learning and teaching, how schools use the scores, and why the tests are important. During this call-in program from KET, a panel of educators and parents provide answers to these and other questions concerning the impact of the CATS Assessments on Kentucky children.
The program is a KET production and is closed-captioned for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.