English/Language Arts

Published: 9/16/2016 7:49 AM

The purpose of the Kentucky Academic Standards is to outline the minimum content standards required for all students before graduating from Kentucky public high schools. This document specifies the content standards for the required credits for high school graduation and the primary, intermediate and middle level content standards leading up to these requirements.                  

The ELA standards represent a comprehensive view of literacy, incorporating reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language to ensure Kentucky students are fully prepared for a successful transition to post-secondary education, work and the community.

Use the links to the left and below to navigate through resources that support teachers, students and parents.​

Kentucky Academic Standards for ELA
English Language Arts Assessments

Minimum Graduation Requirements


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