The Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative, a consortium of 22 states and organizations, including Kentucky, convened by the Council of Chief State School Officers, is working to publish a new Framework for Social Studies in preparation for new standards.
SSACI is working to explicitly ensure that the Framework for Social Studies will support the Common Core English/language arts standards and is working to identify resources and criteria for resources that will support teachers in meeting both sets of standards.
The anticipated completion date of the Framework for Social Studies is spring 2013. KDE will convene a standards revision/development team to identify standards that will align to and address the Framework for Social Studies in the summer of 2013. Look for details in the spring.