Curriculum Documents and Resources

Published: 11/15/2012 11:04 AM
  • Attention - Leadership Networks

    The system of Leadership Networks in Kentucky has been designed to support the quality implementation of the requirements set forth in Senate Bill 1 (2009).

     

  • Attributes of a Standards Based Unit of Study

    A unit of study is a cohesive and intentional plan for teaching and learning developed to address content standards in a meaningful way.

     

  • Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

    The Kentucky Department of Education worked in teams to develop Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning as supports focused on the instructional core.  The teams looked at the research that establishes these characteristics and have organized them around five components: learning climate; classroom assessment and reflection; instructional rigor and student engagement; instructional relevance; and knowledge of content.

     

  • Combined Curriculum Document 2006 (Updated August 2012)

    The Combined Curriculum Document (CCD) is a resource created by the Kentucky Department of Education to show the connection between the Academic Expectations (what students should know and be able to do as a result of their school experience), the Program of Studies-now known as Kentucky's Core Academic Standards (the minimum required content standards students shall be taught to meet the high school graduation requirements), and the Core Content for Assessment Version 4.1 (the content that is appropriate to be included on the state assessment).

     

  • Common Core Appendices

    The appendices for the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are intended to accompany the Kentucky Core Academic Standards and provide supplementary readings and material to support the implementation of the standards.

     

  • Common Core Standards Resources

    This page contains informational resources for the Common Core Standards, including information on End of Course assessments and other curriculum and assessment changes related to Senate Bill 1.
     
  • Connecting Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    As districts address effective instructional planning for all students, resources will be added that can facilitate discussion and effective planning.
     
  • Content Specific Core Content for Assessment DOK Support Materials

    These materials should be used to support teachers' understanding of the assessment implications with the addition of DOK to the Core Content for Assessment.

     

  • Core Content for Assessment version 4.1

    Core Content for Assessment version 4.1- represents the subset of Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) content that will be included on the state assessment (K-PREP) for Science and Social Studies. This content is designed for use with, not instead of, Kentucky's Core Academic Standards.

     

  • Crosswalk - Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Comparison to Kentucky State Standards

    During the 2010-11 academic year, schools and districts will begin to implement the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for mathematics and English/language arts. In order to assist with the transition to these standards, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has produced a crosswalk resource that will present the alignment of Common Core State Standards, those standards used to develop the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and the current Kentucky standards found in the Program of Studies. While developing this crosswalk, KDE staff members used a tool and process designed by Achieve, Inc.

     

  • English Language Arts Deconstructed Standards

    The COMPLETE set of deconstructed standards for English Language Arts is now available! These were created collaboratively by teachers and leaders across the Commonwealth. Please note that these deconstructions have been reviewed, edited, and revised based on feedback from internal and external reviewers.

     

  • How To Develop a Standards-Based Unit of Study

    New… KDE’s “How To Develop a Standards-Based Unit of Study” manual has been revised. The 2008 manual contains a revised unit template, information about the components of a unit and lesson plan, sample lesson plans, and a downloadable word document template.

     

  • KDE - Webex Information and Resources

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  • Kentucky Core Academic Standards in Action

    As Kentucky leads the nation in the implementation of college and career ready standards, listen to Kentucky educators discuss their collaborative efforts that have contributed success.

     

  • Kentucky Leadership Networks

    Kentucky’s system of Leadership Networks is designed to build the capacity of district leadership teams throughout the Commonwealth to fully implement the requirements of Senate Bill 1 (2009). The network design was formed around the following assertions:

     

  • Kentucky Model Curriculum Framework

    In March 2009, Kentucky’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1. Passage of this bill requires the design and development of a state-level model curriculum framework.

     

  • Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

    Schools and courses must use these codes for the upcoming school year. It is important to utilize the codes correctly to meet federal and state reporting requirements.

     

  • Kentucky's Learning Goals and Academic Expectations - Download Page

    The centerpiece of Kentucky's education reform effort is its vision of what students should know and be able to do as a result of their school experience. Every aspect of the reform movement is designed to promote student attainment of these goals and to measure our progress in helping them to do so.

     

  • Leadership Network Core Advisory Team

    The primary tasks of the Core Advisory Team will be to

    • Support and maintain the network vision throughout the Commonwealth,
    • Offer guidance and advice around the systemic framework for each years’ meetings, and
    • Analyze implementation/evaluation data of the Leadership Network system to inform practice.

     

  • Mathematics Deconstructed Standards

    The COMPLETE set of deconstructed standards for Mathematics is now available!  These were created collaboratively by teachers and leaders across the Commonwealth.  Please note that these deconstructions have been reviewed, edited, and revised based on feedback from internal and external reviewers.

     

  • Question Writing Manual -2012 Addendum

    A 2012 Addendum to the Developing Quality Open Response and Multiple Choice Items for the Classroom manual has been released.

  • Transformations - Download Page

    Published in two volumes, Kentucky's Curriculum Framework provides direction to local schools and districts as they develop curriculum. It offers further explanation of the academic expectations, suggestions on teaching and learning strategies, and multiple resources to assist with the development of curriculum and units of study.

     

  • Transformations - Volume I

    Volume I of Transformations in a browser format.

     

Karen Kidwell
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
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