Kentucky’s United We Learn Vision for education in Kentucky consists of three big ideas​

  • Vibrant learning experiences for every student.
  • Encouraging innovation, especially around assessment.
  • Creating a bold new future for Kentucky's schools through collaboration​ with our communities.

Mission Statement​

Create broad partnerships to provide leadership and support so that every student is equipped for the future.​​

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“Innovation” is a critical element of the agency’s strategic goals as we strive to make every child college and career ready.

Portrait of Learner

A Portrait of a Learner (PoL) is an agreed-upon set of school or district-level aspirations for what every learner will know and be able to do when they leave school. That exit may happen at the end of elementary school, middle school, high school graduation or at any other checkpoint along the way. The Kentucky statewide Portrait of Learner, approved by the Kentucky Board of Education in October 2022, identifies the skills students need to be prepared for an ever-changing world that is driven by technology, human interaction and innovation. This portrait gives school leaders and teachers the framework to design instruction in a way that promotes real-world competencies and job readiness. Kentucky's statewide PoL aligns with the three big ideas of United We Learn and will enable this vision for transforming education in the Commonwealth to come to life throughout our districts, schools and classrooms.

Kentucky Academic Standards

View Kentucky’s Academic Standards in each subject area and resources to support the standards here.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The federal education law provides Kentucky more flexibility and allows the state to design a more effective accountability system that encourages improved learning opportunities, achievement and readiness for all students.

School Report Card

School and District Report Cards provide detailed information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

Continuous Improvement for GAP closure

Information, resources, and tools designed to assist schools and districts reduce the number of students scoring at the novice level and improve overall student achievement.


Kentucky Academic Standards
Open House Please Come In... Public School Data and Information Portal
Kentucky Teacher - A Publication of the Kentucky Department of Education
KET Education
Professional Learning Bulletin Board
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