Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Process

Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Process

Published: 11/14/2018 8:47 AM
​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.

Advisory Panels (APs)   
Advisory panels for each content area will review the standards and make recommendations for changes to a Standards and Assessment Review Development Committee. APs will consist of at least six public school educators who teach the content standards being reviewed along with a representative from an institution of higher education in Kentucky for each grade band: elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and high school. 
 
Standards Review and Development Committees (RDCs)
The Standards and Assessment Review and Development Committee for each content area will review findings, including public comments/feedback and make recommendations to revise or replace existing standards and adjust assessments to ensure alignment with the standards. A minimum of six public school educators, who teach in the academic content area being reviewed, and two representatives from higher education, as well as other community shareholders comprise each committee.
 
Standards and Assessments Process Review Committee (SAPRC)
The Standards and Assessments Process Review Committee (SAPRC) is made up of the Commissioner of Education, or his designee, as a non-voting member and three voting members who are to be selected by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). The SAPRC will review the process to ensure shareholders had adequate opportunity for input. If the process is found sufficient, the recommendations (without amendment) go to the KBE for consideration. If the process is found deficient, the recommendations may be returned to the appropriate standards and assessment review and development committee for additional work. 
 
Once the KBE approves the revised standards and they clear the traditional regulatory review process, which provides yet an additional opportunity for public input, they will be implemented in all Kentucky public schools no later than the second academic year following the process. Existing standards will stay in place until new standards are approved.

Please email the Standards team if you have any questions.



 

Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Timeline

Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Feedback
Senate Bill 1 (2017) calls for the Kentucky Department of Education to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments. The current schedule calls for one or two content areas to be reviewed each year and every six years after that on a rotating basis. 

Within the six year timeframe, the KDE wants to hear from you as our mission is to partner with you to provide leadership and support to ensure success for each and every student. If you are interested in providing feedback on a standards document, please email your comments, suggestions and/or questions to standards@education.ky.gov.


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