Senate Bill 1 (2017) calls for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments with one or two content areas to be reviewed each year, and every six years after that on a rotating basis. To review KDE's process of the alignment of standards and assessments in reading & writing, mathematics, and social studies that began in July 2019, please review the Assessment Alignment and Review Process in more detail. This is the same process that was used when standards were reviewed and developed beginning in 2017 for the same content areas.
On July 8, 2020, the KDE held a virtual meeting for the Standards and Assessment Process Review Committee (SAPRC) to review and determine whether the alignment process of assessment blueprints to the newly adopted Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) was sufficient or not. At the end of the meeting, committee members unanimously agreed that stakeholders had adequate opportunity to provide input on the alignment of assessments process, as outlined in KRS 158.6453, and found the process to be sufficient.
On August 6, 2020, the KBE approved the revision process that the KDE implemented and the blueprints that were recommended from the work of the Advisory Panels and Review Committees. The KDE is releasing final blueprints as a resource for curricular and instructional decisions for schools.
Assessment Alignment and Review Process
Aug. 6 News Release - Public Review and Comment Surveys for Reading/Writing, Mathematics and Social Studies are open from August 6 through September 5, 2019.
July 8 Meeting Advisory - The Standards and Assessment Process Review Committee (SAPRC) virtual meeting is from 1-3 p.m. ET on July 8, 2020
Standards and Assessment Process Review Committee (SAPRC)
Kentucky Board of Education (KBE)
- Advisory Panel Round 1 Agenda (July 8, 2019)
- News Release - Social Studies Assessment Blueprint AP to Meet July 8
- Public Comment Survey Results - Social Studies (May-June 2019)
- Advisory Panel (AP) Minutes (July 8, 2019)
- Review Committee (RC) Round 1 Agenda (July 25, 2019)
- News Release - Social Studies Assessment Blueprint RC to Meet July 25
- Review Committee (RC) Minutes (July 25, 2019)
- Advisory Panel Round 2 Agenda (September 23, 2019)
- News Release - Social Studies Assessment Blueprint AP to Meet September 23
- AP Minutes (September 23, 2019)
- News Release - Social Studies Assessment Blueprint RC to Meet October 24
- News Release - Social Studies Assessment Blueprint RC Cancelled (October 24, 2019)
- News Release - Social Studies Assessment Blueprint RC to Meet November 1
- RC Round 2 Agenda (November 1, 2019)
- RC Round 2 Minutes (November 1, 2019)
- FINAL Social Studies Blueprint (August 6, 2020)
KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601