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Welcome to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) Challenge!

The KCAS Challenge has two primary goals:

  1. increase awareness and understanding of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards in English/language arts and mathematics
  2. solicit actionable feedback on the standards as part of the Kentucky Department of Education’s regular review process of academic standards that have been implemented

The department is seeking specific input on the English/language arts and mathematics standards adopted in 2010. While stakeholders had an opportunity to provide feedback during the development and adoption process, this will give P-12 teachers, higher education, parents, students and others who are interested the chance to perfect the standards based on their experience over the past 4-5 years.

This is NOT a referendum on the standards. ONLY comments tied to a specific standard will be considered.

The challenge will remain open until April 30, 2015 to give those who are interested ample opportunity to provide thoughtful response.

Once the challenge ends, the feedback provided will be posted online. Comments provided about specific standards will be evaluated by a team of Kentucky educators, from all levels specializing in the specific content areas. The team will then make recommendations on any changes to the Kentucky Board of Education for its consideration, most likely in fall of 2015.

If you are not familiar with the standards, we have provided documents for English / Language Arts and Math explaining how the standards in each subject are organized to help you get started.

If you are ready to proceed…

Start taking the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge  
Please provide the following information about your interest in the standards.
* I live or work in Kentucky:
What school district do(es) your child(ren) attend?
* I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions:

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The standards in this application are arranged by subject and grade level. To respond to standards, click any standards content with a plus sign to see lower levels of the standards document. You may respond to standards that have the Thumbs Up Icon and the Thumbs Down Icon. To find particular standards to review, you may also search for a particular concept in the search bar.

If you are satisfied with the standard as written click the Thumbs Up Icon; if you want to see a standard changed, click the Thumbs Down Icon and provide your suggestions. If you believe a new standard needs to be created type NEW STANDARD: and then your suggestion in the text box for the current standard that is most closely related. You may respond to one or more standards.

You may leave and come back to the KCAS Challenge at any time between now and April 30, 2015, but you will only be able to submit suggestions on a particular standard once per electronic device.

Thank you in advance for your interest and time in taking the challenge and helping strengthen the Kentucky Core Academic Standards in English/language arts and mathematics for all Kentucky students.

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