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The Instructional Services Departments have as their missions to support the school system’s priorities by focusing on the instructional core through the development and implementation of curriculum and instructional programs that build 21st century skills and prepare students to be college and careers ready.
Major responsibilities of the offices include:
· Revise the pre-K–12 curriculum to ensure alignment with Kentucky Core Academic Standards
· Provide direct support to schools to facilitate effective implementation of curriculum, assessments, and instructional programs
· Support the design and delivery of professional development that ensures fidelity of curriculum implementation across all schools
· Refine instructional programs that meet the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities, those who are highly able, English language learners, and students who are at risk of underachievement.
 
Scott Harper
Director of
Instruction & Technology
 
Cynthia York
Director of Special Programs
                         
 
Special Programs Resources - click here
 
Professional Learning Resources Page - click here
 

Assessment Resources -

Kentucky School Report Card - School and District Report Cards provide detailed information (including datasets) about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and more.

http://applications.education.ky.gov/src/ 

KDE site for Unbridled Learning - Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning initiative includes the Kentucky Department of Education’s work around college and career readiness. Unbridled Learning includes assessment, accountability, school and district progress toward improvement and more.

http://education.ky.gov/comm/UL/Pages/default.aspx

Dr. Holliday’s Video to Parents about Assessment

http://media.education.ky.gov/video1/On-Demand2012/Parents_Commish_10-18-12.mp4

Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment & Accountability

http://education.ky.gov/comm/UL/Documents/FAQs%20on%20Kentucky.pdf

A Parent’s Guide to Testing in Kentucky

http://education.ky.gov/comm/UL/Documents/Testing82912.pdf

A Parent’s Guide to Accountability in Kentucky

http://education.ky.gov/comm/UL/Documents/Accountability82912.pdf

Kentucky Core Academic Standards

http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/docs/Pages/Kentucky-Core-Academic-Standards---NEW.aspx

KPREP Test Resources for Teachers and Parents

http://education.ky.gov/AA/distsupp/Pages/K-PREP.aspx

Released Test Items for KPREP and End of Course Exams

http://education.ky.gov/AA/items/Pages/default.aspx