Provides feedback for education standards implemented in 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2014) — Today the Kentucky Department of Education, in cooperation with education advocacy groups across the state, kicked off the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge, a process for
collecting feedback on the English/language arts and mathematics standards implemented in 2011. The standards represent the minimum of what K-12 public school students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
“We hear a lot about the standards, but rarely hear specifics on how they could be made better,” Commissioner Terry Holliday said. “We are conducting the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge to raise awareness of what the standards actually require students to learn and to solicit specific feedback in order to inform the Kentucky Department of Education’s regular review process of the standards that are being taught in our classrooms.”
Between now and April 30, 2015, P-12 teachers, higher education, parents, students and others who are interested can go to http://kentucky.statestandards.org to read the grade level standards in English/language arts and mathematics and provide their response to them. The standards are searchable by subject, grade level and key word. Participants may make suggestions on moving the standard to another grade level, splitting the standard, creating a new standard or rewriting the standard as it currently exists.
Once the challenge ends, the feedback provided will be posted online and a team of Kentucky educators, from all levels specializing in the specific content areas will review the suggestions and make recommendations on any changes to the Kentucky Board of Education for its consideration, most likely in fall of 2015.