Proposed Social Studies for the Next Generation

Published: 8/9/2016 6:32 AM
Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Delayed Pending Further Review
As a result of an ongoing and collaborative feedback process conducted with shareholders across Kentucky, the proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation are pending further review during the 2016-17 school year. These future-oriented standards, built from a vision crafted in 2013, present the opportunity to transform social studies education in Kentucky. The standards have undergone revisions based on the input and feedback received from more than 2,000 people involved in focus groups, open online surveys and feedback captured during the Social Studies Leadership Networks. In order to ensure educators have the necessary resources to support the revised standards, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will be seeking additional input and feedback during the 2016-17 school year. This will further ensure Kentucky social studies teachers and students have the most relevant, flexible and forward-thinking standards.
A number of mechanisms for gathering input and feedback are being developed and information will be shared on this website and through additional KDE communications channels throughout the school year. Please note that until new standards are adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education, there will be no changes to social studies assessments for the 2016-17 school year. All social studies assessments in place during the 2015-16 school year will remain a part of the statewide accountability system for 2016-17.
Questions on this matter should be directed to Karen Kidwell via e-mail at
‚ÄčKaren Kidwell
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848