The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking input on the English/language arts and mathematics standards adopted in 2010 (the Common Core State Standards adopted without addition as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards) and implemented in the 2011-12 school year.
The KCAS Challenge has two primary goals:
1. increase awareness and understanding of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards in English/language arts and mathematics
2. solicit actionable feedback on the standards as part of the Kentucky Department of Education’s regular review process of academic standards that have been implemented
This is not intended to be a referendum on the standards. ONLY comments and actionable recommendations tied to specific standards will be considered. The challenge will remain open until April 30, 2015 to give those who are interested ample opportunity to provide thoughtful response.
Once the Challenge ends, all submitted feedback will be posted on this webpage. Comments provided about specific standards will be evaluated by a team of Kentucky educators, from all levels specializing in the specific content areas. The team will then make recommendations on any changes to the Kentucky Board of Education for its consideration, most likely in fall of 2015.
Kentucky worked with Academic Benchmarks, the state's authoritative source for digital format of the standards to develop an online tool to display the standards and collect feedback.
Take the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge here
Find out more about the Challenge here
Media Coverage of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge
KDE News Release
VIDEO: KCAS Kickoff, Woodford Co. H.S., August 25, 2014
Education Week, 8/25/14: Kentucky Solicits Suggestions to Change Common Core Standards
Louisville Courier Journal, 8/25/14: Ky. schools chief calls for Common Core review
Lexington Herald Leader, 8/25/14: State education chief unveils plan to improve English, math requirements
Associated Press (WLEX), 8/25/14: Suggestions Sought for Education Standards
WFPL, 8/25/14: Kentucky Education Department Wants Feedback on Common Core, and to Clear Up Misperceptions
WDRB, 8/25/14: Ky. Dept. of Education asking for feedback on Common Core standards
Louisville Courier Journal, 8/31/14, Op-Ed: Comment on state's academic standards
Louisville Courier Journal 8/31/14, Editorial: Making Common Core better