Revised Kentucky Academic Standards adopted for 2019-2020 school year

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(FRANKFORT, KY) – 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 contact the Standards Team with any questions regarding the newly adopted standards or the standards revision process.

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    • The Kentucky Board of Education’s passage of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies moves the document into the regulatory process. At this time, the proposed KAS for Social Studies are in draft form; the proposed KAS for Social Studies have additional steps in the regulatory process, and some components may change. If KAS for Social Studies proceed through the regulatory process without delay, the standards will be adopted into law in the summer with implementation occurring in the 2019-2020 school year.

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