Reminder: KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies

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Media Contact: Toni Konz Tatman

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Advisory 22-303


Sept. 19, 2022

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Reminder: KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the incorporation of the components of Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 158.196 into the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies.

Section 4(3)(a) of Senate Bill 1 (2022) created KRS 158.196, which requires KDE to incorporate fundamental American documents and speeches into the grade-level appropriate middle and high school social studies academic standards and align corresponding assessments.

KDE brought together educators from across the state who serve on the social studies Advisory Panels and Review Committee to incorporate the fundamental documents into the KAS for Social Studies.

KRS 158.6453 calls for KDE to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. The schedule calls for one or two content areas to be reviewed each year, and every six years after that on a rotating basis.

To provide feedback on the draft KAS for Social Studies document, use the public feedback comment form. The public comment period will last until Sept. 30.

Due to the amount of text, it is recommended that surveys be completed on a full-size computer or laptop screen. The survey allows you to view changes to the KAS document and provide feedback on those changes made to align with KRS 158.196.

Additionally, you may view the full revised standards document and provide open comment at the end of the survey. This includes clarification statements added to the high school standards.

Feedback will be collected by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).