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Standards & Curriculum

From the Kentucky Department of Education: "The Kentucky Academic Standards contain the minimum required standards that all Kentucky students should have the opportunity to learn before graduating from Kentucky high schools. The standards address what is to be learned, but do not address how learning experiences are to be designed or what resources should be used.

Kentucky Academic Standards

The Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) Grades Primary-12 help ensure that all students across the Commonwealth are focusing on a common set of standards and have opportunities to learn at a high level.  This site provides administrators, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in local districts with a basis for establishing and/or revising their curricula. (For additional guidance, see Kentucky Model Curriculum Framework.)
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The instructional program should emphasize the development of students’ abilities to acquire and apply the standards and assure those appropriate accommodations are made for the diverse populations of students found within Kentucky schools.  The resources found in this site specifies only the content for the required credits for high school graduation and primary, intermediate, and middle-level programs leading up to these requirements. Schools and school districts are charged with identifying the content for elective courses and designing instructional programs for all areas.

The purpose of the Kentucky Academic Standards is to outline the minimum content standards required for all students before graduating from Kentucky public high schools.  Kentucky schools and districts are responsible for coordinating curricula across grade levels and among schools within districts. A coordinated curricular approach ensures that all students have opportunities to achieve Kentucky’s Learning Goals and Academic Expectations and content standards."

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