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World Languages

World Languages Standards

Published: 8/5/2020 3:27 PM

**Standards Review and Revision process per Senate Bill 1 (2017)**
Senate Bill 1 (2017) calls for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The current schedule calls for one or two content areas to be reviewed each year and every six years thereafter on a rotating basis. The rotation schedule began in the summer of 2017 by soliciting feedback on English language arts, mathematics and health/physical education standards.

Please visit the standards revision process timeline webpage for additional information.

Standards Review and Revision Timeline for World Languages

Based on the proposed Kentucky Academic Standards review/revision schedule:

  • World Languages tentatively is expected to begin the development process in spring – summer 2020

  • Implementation of world languages standards is expected to occur in the 2021-2022 school year 

Please email the standards team with questions.

Curriculum for World Languages

Curriculum is a local decision. Since the Kentucky Board of Education adopts standards for minimum graduation requirements, districts define expectations for electives in programs valued by Kentucky Department of Education. The document that follows describe the competencies that support quality programs for World Languages, including American Sign Language and Classical Languages.

The Kentucky standard for World Language Proficiency

The complete Kentucky standard for World Language Proficiency document with narrative, language and intercultural competencies

Please contact the world languages team with any questions.​

Catherine del Valle

Russell High School (Russell Independent), Russell, Kentucky

2018 KWLA Outstanding Teacher

National Resources

2017 NCSSFL – ACTFL Can-Do Statements and Benchmarks

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