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KDE releases guidance on Supplemental School Year Program

The Kentucky Department of Education released a new guidance document on April 5 that provides details on the Supplemental School Year Program.

LSAC approves amendments, further guidance coming on disciplinary removal for special...

The Kentucky Department of Education is moving ahead with aligning special education regulations with federal law, as well as clarifying special education regulations for districts.

Kentucky teachers discuss KDE’s equity work, hear assessment and accountability updates

During a March 23 virtual meeting, members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council met with department leadership to examine KDE’s ongoing equity initiatives.

KDE Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discusses post-pandemic learning, state assessments

Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) agreed in a Feb. 23 virtual meeting that the effect of the pandemic will not easily be remedied by standard educational practices.

KDE moves ahead with state plans after USED announces testing requirement

The U.S. Department of Education will require states to administer a statewide assessment for the 2020-2021 school year, the agency announced on Feb. 22.

KDE releases guidance on administering spring 2021 state testing

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released two new COVID-19 guidance documents Feb. 15 to assist districts in preparing to administer spring state testing.

KBE approves changes to state accountability system, furthers discussion on assessments

The Kentucky Board of Education voted to approve changes to the state’s accountability system recommended by the Kentucky Department of Education during its Feb. 3 regular meeting.

Uncertainty still exists on state assessments, Kentucky school counselors told during...

The Kentucky Department of Education’s School Counselor Advisory Council met virtually Jan. 28 and was asked to continue planning to administer state assessments, though department staff still are monitoring the situation at the federal level.

Kentucky Board of Education reviews recommended changes to state’s accountability system

During the Kentucky Board of Education’s Dec. 2 regular meeting, the board reviewed recommended changes to the state’s accountability system to align it with Senate Bill 158 (2020).

SCAAC gets updates on Kentucky’s state assessments, accountability during virtual meeting

Kentucky school districts should continue to plan to assess students in the spring, the Kentucky Department of Education's School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council was told during its Nov. 17 virtual meeting.