Guidance and Resources

Standards and Instruction

Published: 3/26/2024 1:07 PM

​​​​The Kentucky Low Incidence Consultants from the Special Education Regional Technical Assistance Centers (SERTACs), in partnership with consultants from the Literacy and Math Task groups and input from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) consultants, developed a Kentucky Academic Standards - Alternate Assessment (AA) Targets instructional resources site

The focus is to provide instructional resources and supports for teachers and administrators who support students participating in the Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (Alt-KSA). The site includes:

General Standards Information

All of Kentucky's current academic standards can be found on the Kentucky Academic Standards webpage.  

For questions concerning the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) please email the Standards team.

For questions concerning the administration of state assessments including an overview of the assessment components, training requirements, testing windows, forms and other resources, please contact the Office of Assessment and Accountability at (502) 564-4394.

For questions concerning the Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) decision for students to participate in the Alt-KSA , please contact the Office of Special Education and Early Learning at (502) 564-4970.


Lauren Thieneman
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 
Fax (502) 564-6721 ​​


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