English/Language Arts

English/Language Arts

Published: 4/26/2019 2:33 PM

The purpose of the Kentucky Academic Standards is to outline the minimum content standards required for all students before graduating from Kentucky public high schools. This document specifies the content standards for the required credits for high school graduation and the primary, intermediate and middle level content standards leading up to these requirements.                  

The ELA standards represent a comprehensive view of literacy, incorporating reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language to ensure Kentucky students are fully prepared for a successful transition to post-secondary education, work and the community.

The resources available in this section of the website support teachers, students and parents.​


Revised Kentucky Academic Standards  for Reading and Writing Adopted for 2019-20 School Year

After undergoing a rigorous revision process as laid out by Senate Bill 1 (2017), revised standards for reading and writing have been adopted into law.

The process included revisions by Kentucky educators and community members, public input and review by the Kentucky Board of Education before undergoing final legislative review and adoption.

The newly adopted standards will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The standards and resources for rolling out the newly revised standards and can be accessed on the KyStandards.org.


English Language Arts Assessments

Minimum Graduation Requirements


Please email the ELA team with any questions.


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