NTI Program Guidance Documents
The following non-traditional instruction (NTI) program guidance includes information and essential questions concerning the assigning and reporting of grades, instruction and professional learning that can guide thinking as districts leaders, administrators and teachers address the needs of students.
Considerations for Assigning and Reporting of Grades
Considerations for Instruction
Considerations for Professional Learning
Webcast Series to Help Educators Prepare to Address Academic Gaps When Schools Restart
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) offered guidance through a series of webcasts on next steps for how educators can plan and prepare for addressing knowledge gaps due to extended remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
- Part 1: Original Air Date April 29, 2020
- Part 2: Original Air Date May 6, 2020
- Part 3: Original Air Date May 13 at 2 p.m. ET
Helpful Tools for Evaluating Online Instructional
and districts are currently being provided increased access to digital
resources. To ensure our students continue to have access to high-quality,
standards-aligned instruction, schools and districts can use Instructional Resource Alignment
Rubrics and Assignment Review Protocols to evaluate how well online instructional resources
align to the Kentucky Academic Standards.
Resource Alignment Rubrics are meant to evaluate curriculum and are available
for reading and writing, mathematics, social studies, science, health education
and physical education, and visual and performing arts.
Review Protocols are meant to evaluate individual assignments and are available
for reading and writing, mathematics and social studies. This video provides
guidance for using the Assignment
Standards Family Guides Help Families Understand Grade Level Content
Now is a great time for schools and districts to share the Standards Family Guides with families.
Here is a sample message you can use to share this resource with families:
Want to Learn More About Grade Level Expectations? Check out the Standards Family Guides!
Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) Family Guides
were developed by the Kentucky Department of Education to help families familiarize themselves with the content of each grade level’s standards. Each grade level guide contains a standards overview for reading and writing, mathematics, science and social studies that includes suggestions for ways you can incorporate learning into your daily activities. Now more than ever, the Standards Family Guides are a great resource to help you meet your child’s learning needs!
Replace In-Person Professional Learning with Kentucky Academic Standards Professional Learning Modules for Teachers
With in-person professional learning opportunities being canceled, schools and districts may be looking for alternatives.
provides many professional learning modules that help build better understanding of the
Kentucky Academic Standards. Modules can be facilitated in a virtual professional learning environment or teachers can work through modules on their own.
Professional Learning Modules webpage
to check the modules out.
Virtual Curriculum Design and Implementation Guidance Session Now Available
In order to provide equitable learning environments for all students, it is important for schools and districts to translate the Kentucky Academic Standards into a guaranteed and viable curriculum.
The "Curriculum Design and Implementation Guidance Leadership Session" focuses on building an understanding of the role of standards, curriculum and instructional resources, as well as the components of a curriculum development process outlined in the revised Model Curriculum Framework. The session also provides an overview of resources available to support schools and districts as they develop and revise standards-aligned curriculum at the local level.
To participate, view the "Curriculum Design and Implementation Guidance" session video and use the accompanying materials in the
March 2020 Leadership Meeting materials folder. EILA credit is available for this opportunity.
Online Professional Learning and Instructional Resources
Many of Kentucky’s education partners have generously created lists of online instructional resources to assist educators and families during this time of extended remote learning. The Online Professional Learning and Instructional Resources document contains links for both instructional support and professional growth and will be updated regularly. These resources have not all been vetted by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), nor should this be considered an endorsement. Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check with district policies and consider HIPPA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to student privacy BEFORE implementing any of these resources.
Please email the Standards team if you have any questions.