Education Department asking for feedback on standards
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education wants the public to provide feedback on proposed social studies standards for the next generation.
The department says the standards address the knowledge, skills and competencies that K-12 students should have to be ready for college, career and civic engagement.
The standards were revised after input and feedback from more than 2,000 people in focus groups and an open online survey conducted last fall. About 30 percent of the proposed standards were modified to better capture the vision and outcomes for each grade level.
Standards refer to what students should know and should be considered a minimum benchmark for all students. Curriculum decisions are made by each school-based decision making council.
Feedback may be given at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kyss2015 . The deadline is Sept. 30.