Kentuckians invited to comment on state academic standards

Kentuckians have an opportunity to make specific recommendations on ways to improve the state’s academic standards via a challenge process that the Kentucky Department of Education has launched.

The Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the standards in English/language arts and math and to solicit feedback as part of the department’s regular review process.

Department officials emphasize that the process is not a referendum on the standards and that only comments tied to a specific standard will be considered.

The challenge will remain open until April 30, 2015. When it ends, the comments will be posted online. Comments on specific standards will be evaluated by a team of Kentucky educators who specialize in content areas at all school levels. That team will recommend any changes to the Kentucky Board of Education for its consideration; that is most likely to happen in the fall of 2015. Click here to take the challenge.

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