Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Process

Standards Revision News

Published: 3/22/2019 2:46 PM
Announcements
Revised Kentucky Academic Standards Adopted for 2019-20 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.


Joint Meeting of Financial Literacy Standards Business and Education and Revision and Writing Committees

A joint meeting of the Financial Literacy Standards Business and Education Committee (BEC) and Revision and Writing Committee (RWC) will be held on Friday, March 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET in Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort. The press release includes an agenda for the meeting.


Career Studies Business and Education, Revision and Writing Committees to Meet Jointly

A joint meeting of the Career Studies Business and Education Committee and Revision and Writing Committee will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET Friday, March 22, in Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The press release includes an agenda for the meeting.


KDE Seeking Feedback on Draft Technology (K-12) Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the current Kentucky Academic Standards for Technology (K-12).

Senate Bill 1 (2017) calls for KDE to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments with one or two content areas to be reviewed each year and every six years after that on a rotating basis.

Beginning March 1 and continuing through April 1, anyone interested is invited to review the current technology standards to share feedback and suggestions for use in the review and development process for the new standards. Feedback and comments will be thoughtfully considered, and any needed revisions made before bringing forward a draft of proposed standards for further comment and eventual approval by the Kentucky Board of Education.

To provide feedback on the Kentucky Academic Standards for Technology, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KDEtechnology, where you can read the standards and leave comments. Due to the amount of text, it is recommended that the survey be completed on a full-size computer or laptop.


Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
  • March 22: Joint Meeting of the Career Studies Business and Education Committee and Revision and Writing Committee

  • March 29: Joint Meeting of the Career Studies Business and Education Committee and Revision and Writing Committee


Recent Meetings
  • January 18: Financial Literacy Revision and Writing Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • January 11: Career Studies Revision and Writing Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • January 5: Social Studies Standards Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • December 11: Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • December 14: Social Studies Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • December 12: Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • December 4 - 5: Financial Literacy Revision and Writing Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • December 6 - 7: Reading and Writing Assessment Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • December 6 - 7: Mathematics Assessment Advisory Panel; Meeting Minutes
  • November 29 - 30: Career Studies Standards Revision and Writing Committee; Meeting Minutes
  • November 27: Career Studies Business and Education Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • November 28: Financial Literacy Business and Education Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • October 19: Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • October 15 - 16: Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • September 28: Social Studies Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • September 21: Social Studies Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • July 10: Reading and Writing Standards Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • June 21 - 22: Social Studies Standards Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • June 19: Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • June 18 - 19: Reading and Writing Standards Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • June 13 - 15: Social Studies Standards Select Joint Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • June 12 - 13: Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • May 17: Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • May 17 – 18: Social Studies Standards Joint Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • May 10 – 11: Social Studies Standards Select Joint Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes 
  • May 1 – 3: Social Studies Standards Joint Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 25 – 26: Social Studies Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 19 – 20: Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee and Advisory Panel subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 17 – 18: English/Language Arts Standards Joint Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 12 – 13: Social Studies Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 10 – 11: ELA Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 9 – 10: Math Review and Development Committee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • April 9: Computer Science Focus Group
  • March 21 – 22: Math Advisory Panel Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • March 14 – 15: ELA Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes        
  • March 14 – 15: Math Advisory Panel Subcommittee Meeting; Meeting Minutes   
  • March 7 – 9: Social Studies Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • February 19 – 20: ELA Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • February 15 – 16: Math Advisory Panel Meeting; Meeting Minutes
  • February 5 – 6: Math Review and Development Committee Meeting
  • January 31 – February 2: ELA Advisory Panel Meeting

Past Announcements

KDE Seeking Feedback on Draft Career Studies/Financial Literacy Standards
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies (K-12) and Financial Literacy (9-12).

Beginning Jan. 29 and continuing through March 1, anyone interested is invited to review the current career studies and financial literacy standards to share feedback and suggestions for use in the review and development process for the new standards. Feedback and comments will be thoughtfully considered, and any needed revisions made before bringing forward a draft of proposed standards for further comment and eventual approval by the Kentucky Board of Education.

To provide feedback on the Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies and Financial Literacy, go to https://www.research.net/r/KDEcareers2019, where you can read the standards and leave comments. Due to the amount of text within the survey, it is recommended that the survey be completed on a full-size computer or laptop.

Financial Literacy Revision and Writing Committee to Meet Jan. 18
The Financial Literacy Revision and Writing Committee (RWC) will meet 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET Friday, Jan. 18, from at the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The full press release includes an agenda for the meeting.

Career Studies Revision and Writing Committee to Meet Jan. 11
The Career Studies Revision and Writing Committee (RWC) will meet Friday, January 11, from 10 a.m. – 3:00p.m. ET at the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort, Kentucky. The full press release includes the agenda.

Social Studies Standards Subcommittee to Meet

A joint subcommittee, comprised of members from the Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel (AP) and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet Saturday, January 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, at the Kentucky Department of Education, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The full press release includes the agenda.


Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet Friday, December 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in Room 412 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort, Ky. The agenda can be found in the full press release.


Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet on Tuesday, December 11, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, in Conference Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, in Frankfort, Ky. The agenda can be found inthe full press release.


Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel Subcommittee to Meet

A subcommittee, comprised of members from the Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel (AP), will meet on Wednesday, December 12, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, in Conference Room 412 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd. in Frankfort, KY. The agenda can be found in the full press release.

Financial Literacy Revision and Writing Committee to Meet

The Financial Literacy Revision and Writing Committee (RWC) will meet 10 a.m. –3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Room 517 and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Room 412, at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort, Kentucky. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Reading and Writing Assessment Advisory Panel to Meet

The Reading and Writing Assessment Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Thursday, December 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, in Room 414 and Friday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, in Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort, Ky. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Mathematics Assessment Advisory Panel to Meet

The Mathematics Assessment Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Thursday, December 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET and Friday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, in Room 416 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort, Ky. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Career Studies Standards Revision and Writing Committee to Meet

The Career Studies Revision and Writing Committee (RWC) will meet Thursday, November 29, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET in Room 417 and Friday, November 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Room 516, at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, in Frankfort, KY.


Career Studies Business and Education Advisory Panel to Meet

The Career Studies Business and Education Advisory Panel will meet Tuesday, November 27, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET in Room 517, at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, in Frankfort, KY.


Financial Literacy Business and Education Advisory Panel to Meet

The Financial Literacy Business and Education Advisory Panel will meet Wednesday, November 28, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET in Room 516, at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, in Frankfort, KY.

Social Studies Advisory Panel Reviews Comments on Standards

Social studies teachers from across the Commonwealth met at the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) offices to thoughtfully consider and respond to the 1,227 respondents who provided 5,306 public comments on the survey of the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies. The standards outline the minimum knowledge and skills Kentucky students should learn in each grade-level kindergarten through eighth grade or high school grade-span. The standards address what is to be learned, the goals and outcomes of the K-12 educational program. More information is available in the press release.

Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet Friday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET in Room 416 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Social Studies Advisory Panel to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Monday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, in Room 414 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Social Studies Advisory Panel to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 28, in Conference Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet on Friday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, in Conference Room 416 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort, KY. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


KDE Seeking Feedback on Revised Social Studies Standards

Beginning Wednesday, August 29, and continuing through Thursday, September 27, anyone interested is invited to review the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies to share feedback and suggestions for use during the remaining development process of the new standards. Feedback and comments will be thoughtfully considered and any needed revisions made before bringing forward a final set of proposed standards to the Kentucky Board of Education for action later this year. The current schedule calls for implementation of revised social studies standards in the 2019-2020 school year. The last revision to social studies standards was in 2006.

To provide feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, go to a special online site where you can read the standards and leave comments. Due to the amount of text within the survey, it is recommended that surveys be completed on a full-size computer or laptop.


Access the full press release.


Reading and Writing Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Reading and Writing Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, July 10, in Conference Room 540 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort, KY. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Social Studies Standards Subcommittee to Meet

A select subcommittee, comprised of members from the social studies standards Advisory Panel (AP) and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet Thursday, June 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in Conference Room 414 and on Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in Conference Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort.



Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet Tuesday, June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET in Conference Room 418 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Reading and Writing Standards Advisory Panel to Meet

The Reading and Writing Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Monday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Tuesday, June 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, in Room 413 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel to Meet

The Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET in Conference Room 3 at the PSC Building, 211 Sower Blvd., and on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. in the State Board Room at the Kentucky Board of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


Social Studies Standards Select Joint Subcommittee to Meet

A select joint subcommittee, comprised of members from the social studies standards Advisory Panels (AP) and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet Wednesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in Conference Room 118 at the Department of Transportation, 200 Mero Street; on Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. in Conference Room 516 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd.; and on Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in the State Board Room at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The press release for this meeting includes the full agenda.


KDE Seeking Feedback on Revised Reading and Writing Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing, formerly known as English/language arts standards. The department has renamed the standards to align with the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Senate Bill 1 (2017).

Through Tuesday, June 12, anyone interested is invited to review the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing to share feedback and suggestions for use during the remaining development process of the new reading and writing standards. Feedback and comments will be thoughtfully considered and any needed revisions made

before taking a final set of proposed standards to the Kentucky Board of Education for action later this year. If approved, the new reading and writing standards would take effect in the 2019-20 school year.

You may go online to provide feedback on the Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing.

Due to the amount of text within the survey, it is recommended that surveys be completed on a full-size computer or laptop.

Access the full press release.


KDE Seeking Feedback on Revised Mathematics Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Through Tuesday, June 5, interested individuals are invited to review the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics and share feedback and suggestions, which will be used during the remaining development process.  Feedback and comments will be thoughtfully considered and any needed revisions made before bringing forward a final set of proposed standards to the Kentucky Board of Education for action later this year. If approved, the new mathematics standards would take effect in the 2019-20 school year.

You may go online to provide feedback on the Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Due to the amount of text within the survey, it is recommended that surveys be completed on a full size computer or laptop.

Access the full press release.


Social Studies Standards Joint Subcommittee to Meet

A joint subcommittee, comprised of members from the social studies standards Advisory Panel (AP) and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet Thursday, May 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in Conference Room 418 and Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in Conference Rooms 412 and 416 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.



Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

(Frankfort, KY) – The Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet from11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 17 in the State Board Room (#514) at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Social Studies Standards Select Joint Subcommittee to Meet
A select joint subcommittee, comprised of members from the social studies standards Advisory Panels (AP) and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Social Studies Standards Joint Subcommittee to Meet

A joint subcommittee, comprised of members from the social studies standards Advisory Panel (AP)and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 1, Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd., in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meetings.


Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet WEdnesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET and Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET at the Hampton Inn, 1310 U.S. 127 South in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meetings.


Committees Working on Mathematics Standards to Meet Jointly
The Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) and Advisory Panel (AP) subcommittee will meet jointly on Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET and Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd. in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.

English/Language Arts Standards Joint Subcommittee to Meet

A joint subcommittee, comprised of members from the English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards Advisory Panels (AP) and Review Development Committee (RDC), will meet 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 17 and 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 18 at the Bush Building, 403 Wapping Street, in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Social Studies Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Social Studies Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET at the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), 1001 Vandalay Drive in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 11 at the Hampton Inn, 1310 Highway US 127 South, in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


English Language Arts Standards Advisory Panel Subcommittee to Meet

The English Language Arts (ELA) Standards Advisory Panel (AP) Subcommittee will meet 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 10 at the Hampton Inn, 1310 U.S. Highway 127 South, in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee to Meet

The Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee (RDC) will meet Monday, April 9, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Tuesday, April, 10, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET at the Kentucky Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Blvd. in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel Subcommittee to Meet

A subcommittee of the Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET and Thursday, March, 22 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET at the Bush Building, 403 Wapping Street in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel Subcommittee to Meet

A subcommittee of the Mathematics Standards Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Wednesday, March 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET and Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET at the Bush Building, 403 Wapping Street in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards Advisory Panel to Meet

The English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards Advisory Panel will meet Wednesday, March 14, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET in the State Board Room and Thursday, March 15, in the 1st Floor Conference Room from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, in Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Social Studies Advisory Panel to Meet

The Social Studies Advisory Panel (AP) will meet Wednesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, at the Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, in the State Board Room, in Frankfort. The Social Studies Standards AP will continue its work Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, at the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), 1001Vandalay Drive, Frankfort. The full press release includes the agenda for the meeting.


Social Studies Advisory Panel (AP) and Review and Development Committee (RDC) Update

The Social Studies AP and RDC members have been selected. Applications that met baseline criteria were further evaluated to measure the degree to which applicants demonstrated expertise and enthusiasm regarding social studies education and a passion for teaching. Those selected represent a range of grade levels, subjects, years of teaching experience, statewide geographic diversity and demonstrate affiliations with credible professional organizations dedicated to advancing social studies instruction.


Please email the Standards team if you have any questions.


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