Feedback Sought on World Language Standard
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the Kentucky Standard for World Language Proficiency. While this document is not a standards document, its review will serve as a baseline to begin the process of standards adoption for world languages.
A standard establishes a minimum for what students should know and be able to do at the conclusion of a grade or grade-span for a particular subject. The standards do not dictate the design of a lesson plan or how units should be organized.
Senate Bill 175 (2019)
calls for the KDE to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The schedule calls for specific content areas to be reviewed each year and every six years after that on a rotating basis. For the next year, world language documents will be reviewed and the process of standards adoption will take place.
To provide feedback on the Kentucky Standard for World Language Proficiency document, fill out the online survey
. Due to the amount of text within the survey, it is recommended that surveys be completed on a full-size computer or laptop screen. Feedback will be collected by the Appalachia Regional Conference Center through Sept. 18.
Applications sought for world language standards committees
Applications are being accepted for the World Language Standards Review Committee and Advisory Panel.
Senate Bill 175 (2019)
calls for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. This year, standards for world language will be reviewed and revised based upon the processes outlined in SB 175.
KDE is seeking teachers of all grade levels and postsecondary educators to participate in this work. Those selected will be required to meet in Frankfort for five to 10 days during the 2019-2020 school year, with possible meetings taking place in the 2020-2021 year.
Potential applicants are asked to verify the willingness of their school or district to release them for work dates throughout the school year. School districts will be reimbursed for substitute teacher expenses and selected team members will receive reimbursement for travel expenses.
The online application
will be posted for 30 days. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 18. Selected team members will be notified on or before Oct. 18.
Revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies Adopted for 2019-2020 School Year
After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in January 2018, revised standards for social studies became law on July 5.
The newly adopted standards will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2019-2020 school year and may be accessed at kystandards.org
. A “Getting to Know Your KAS for Social Studies” module also is available at kystandards.org
to support educators in the implementation of the new social studies standards.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted the revised social studies standards in February, and they received legislative review in May.
The process of revising the standards, last adopted in 2006, was part of the ongoing review of content area standards and aligned assessments mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly in Senate Bill 1 (2017).
Kentucky educators were involved in every step of the development of the standards. Educators, along with business and industry professionals, comprised advisory panels and a review and development committee. There were revisions by educators and community members informed by public feedback, along with review by the KBE, before the standards underwent final legislative review and became law.
The standards written by teams of Kentucky teachers outline the minimum knowledge and skills Kentucky students should learn at each grade level.
Revised Kentucky Academic Standards Adopted for 2019-2020 School Year
After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for health education, physical education, reading and writing, and mathematics 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. New computer science standards also were developed and adopted into law.
The newly adopted standards will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2019-2020 school year and can be accessed on the
Content Area Standards webpage.
Senate Bill 1 (2017) called for the Kentucky Department of Education to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments beginning in the 2017-2018 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 summer 2017 by soliciting feedback on English/language arts, mathematics and health/physical education standards. For more information regarding the standards revision process, please visit the
Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Process webpage.
Please email the Standards team if you have any questions.