The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) anticipates the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to require states to implement school accountability and school identification requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.
In March 2021, the USED invited states to request a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year in the areas of accountability and school identification requirements. For additional information concerning the process and Kentucky's waiver requests, please see the Accountability web page.
For the 2021-2022 school year, Kentucky will continue to administer federal and state-required assessments. The available 2020-2021 assessment data will be reported in the School Report Card.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) has approved amendments to 703 KAR 5:270 to include changes required by Senate Bill 158 (2020). The regulation is currently moving through the legislative process and is expected to become effective in the fall of 2021.
Since Kentucky received a waiver from federal accountability and school identification, KDE will continue to support schools previously identified for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI), targeted support and improvement (TSI), and additional targeted support and improvement (ATSI) in the 2021-2022 school year. School identification will resume in the fall of 2022.
Visit the Accountability web page for information on Kentucky's Accountability System. For more information on state assessment programs, visit the Assessments web page.