From August 25, 2014 through April 30, 2015, the Kentucky Department of Education sought public input on the state's English/language arts and mathematics standards through the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge.
The KCAS Challenge had two primary goals:
1. increase awareness and understanding of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards in English/language arts and mathematics that were adopted in 2010 and implemented in the 2011-12 school year
2. solicit actionable feedback on the standards as part of the department's regular review process of the academic standards that have been implemented in Kentucky's public schools.
The department is currently assembling the submitted feedback, which will be posted on this webpage later in May.
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.
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