With the passage of Senate Bill 1 (2009) the Commonwealth of Kentucky was poised at the beginning of a new era. As part of Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), along with a myriad of other stakeholders identified several strategies to help schools and districts meet the Commonwealth Commitment, a pledge taken by every school district in Kentucky to prepare high schools graduates to be college- and career- ready.
The curriculum outlined here is designed for students who do not meet benchmark on the state assessments, specifically ACT.
Measuring College Readiness
Kentucky requires that students meet Kentucky System-wide Benchmarks in order to be deemed college ready. (These benchmark scores are listed below.) For students who do not meet those benchmarks, an intervention is required by law (KRS 158.6453, KRS 158.6459, 704 KAR 3:305) to help enable students to meet subsequent college readiness indicators in order to be able to enter college without the need for developmental or remedial coursework.
Kentucky Systemwide Benchmarks for ACT are:
- English - 18
- Mathematics - 19
- Reading - 20