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KY Academic Standards

The Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) are Standards, not Curriculum

The Kentucky Academic Standards outline the minimum content standards Kentucky students should learn in each grade-level course. The standards address what is to be learned but do not address how learning experiences are to be designed or what resources should be used.

A standard represents a goal or outcome of an educational program. The standards do not dictate the design of a lesson plan or how units should be organized. The standards establish what students should know and be able to do at the conclusion of a course. The instructional program should emphasize the development of students' abilities to acquire and apply the standards. The curriculum must assure that appropriate accommodations are made for diverse populations of students found within Kentucky schools.

These standards are not a set of instructional or assessment tasks. They are statements of what students should be able to do after instruction. Decisions on how best to help students meet these program goals are left to local school districts and teachers.

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