The Kentucky Core Academic Standards (PDF) were adopted by the Kentucky State Board of Education in June 2010. The KCAS contains content formerly in the Program of Studies (2006) for all content areas, except in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The ELA and Mathematics standards in KCAS are now the Common Core State Standards.
Main CoKentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) Purpose
The Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) Grades Primary-12 help ensure that all students across the commonwealth are focusing on a common set of core standards and have opportunities to learn at a high level.
This document provides administrators, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in local districts with a basis for establishing and/or revising their curricula (for additional guidance, see Kentucky Model Curriculum Framework).
The instructional program should emphasize the development of students' abilities to acquire and apply knowledge and assure that appropriate accommodations are made for the diverse populations of students found within Kentucky schools.
The purpose of the KCAS is to outline the minimum content required for all students before graduating from Kentucky high schools.
This document specifies only the content for the required credits for high school graduation and primary, intermediate, and middle level programs leading up to these requirements. Schools and school districts are charged with identifying the content for elective courses and designing instructional programs for all areas.
Schools and school districts are also responsible for coordinating curricula across grade levels and among schools within districts.
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