In March 2009, Kentucky’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1. Passage of this bill requires the design and development of a state-level model curriculum framework.
Definitions and Legislation
The Kentucky Model Curriculum Framework (KMCF) [per section 1. KRS 158.6451(2)] serves
as a facilitation guide to assist an instructional supervisor,
principal, and/or teacher leader. The framework provides a rationale for
the need to revisit curriculum planning, offers background information
and exercises to generate “future oriented” thinking, and suggests a
process for designing and reviewing the local curriculum.
“Section 1. KRS 158.6451 (2) The Kentucky Board of Education shall disseminate to local school districts and schools a model curriculum framework which is directly tied to the goals, outcomes, and assessment strategies developed pursuant to this section and KRS 158.645 and 158.6453. The framework shall identify teaching and assessment strategies, instructional material resources, ideas on how to incorporate the resources of the community, a directory of model teaching sites, alternative ways of using school time, and strategies to incorporate character education throughout the curriculum.”
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
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Frankfort, KY 40601
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