State Education Dept Launches Academic Review Process

May 16, 2017

Credit Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education is moving ahead with a review and revision process for academic standards in English, language arts, and math.  

State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Monday outlined what’s been done so far and what lies ahead. 

He says teachers across the state will play a key role in this ongoing review, “They will look at the feedback we get from the field.  We’ve already made some revisions that started back in 2015, where we had teachers who actually helped write the standards.”


That work includes new standards to address cursive writing and advanced coursework in math, specifically calculus.  Other work focuses on physical education and computer science.  Standards focus on what students are taught in the classroom, but not on how they are taught.