KRS 158.6453 calls for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments with one or two content areas to be reviewed each year, and every six years after that on a rotating basis.
The revised Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Science have been adopted into law.
The process included revisions by Kentucky educators and community members, public input and review by the Kentucky Board of Education before undergoing final legislative review and adoption.
The newly adopted standards will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2023-2024 school year and can be accessed on KYstandards.org.
Throughout the months of July 2019 to August 2020, KDE aligned assessment blueprints to the newly adopted standards in reading/writing, mathematics, and social studies. Science assessment blueprints were aligned in 2023, following revision of science standards. The KDE is releasing the blueprints listed below as a resource for curricular and instructional decisions for schools.
KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601