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After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in January 2021, the revised Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Science 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.

The newly adopted standards will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2023-2024 school year and can be accessed on KYstandards.org. A Getting to Know Your KAS for Science module is also available on KYstandards.org to support educators in the implementation of the revised science standards.

Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 158.6453 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. For more information regarding the standards revision process, please visit the Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Process webpage.

Please contact the KDE Standards Team with any questions regarding the newly adopted standards or the standards revision process.