Kentucky will collect feedback via surveys and submit it to Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) for their consideration as they finalize the standards.
The draft standards are posted at the survey site, or visit http://www.corestandards.org/ to see the drafts.
The surveys will be open until March 29. To access the surveys, visit the Kentucky Department of Education’s homepage at http://www.education.ky.gov/ or the URLs below.
English/Language Arts Standards Survey
Mathematics Standards Survey
These standards represent a set of expectations for student knowledge and skills from kindergarten through grade 12 that will result in high school graduates who are prepared for success in college and careers.
To develop the standards, CCSSO and the NGA Center worked with representatives from Kentucky and 50 other states and territories, a wide range of educators, content experts, researchers, national organizations and community groups.
On February 10, the Kentucky Board of Education, Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board agreed to implement the preliminary standards into each agency’s work. Kentucky is the first state to formally accept the standards.
SOURCE: KDE press release
This from Ed Week:
The first public draft of grade-by-grade common standards, released this morning, is being greeted with a mix of praise and skepticism, illustrating both the mounting consensus that the country needs to set higher expectations for all students and the many problems that complicate their adoption.
An earlier standards document, released last fall, outlined a set of “college and career
readiness” skills that students should master by graduation. The document released Wednesday, from the same common-standards initiative, completes the picture by specifying the competencies students must have in each grade if they are to reach those goals. Merged now into one draft, the standards represent a sweeping—and controversial—attempt to describe the skills and knowledge every American student should have in English/language arts and mathematics to thrive in college or careers...