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SSTLN Meeting September 25, 2015

The first meeting of the 2015/2016 SSTLN was held on September 25, 2015 in Hazard. We reviewed the timeline of events regarding the implementation and the assessment of the new Social Studies Standards. As of now, the timeline remains the same. Implementation will begin with the 2016/2017 school year, with assessment beginning with the 2017/2018 school year.


Timeline for new standards release

Timeline for further review of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies
Theproposed Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies (KASSS) will be available for review and feedback during the 2015-16 school year. The draft standards will be available for further review on the KDE website by Wednesday, April 13. A link will be distributed to access thestandards.
The timeline for the extended review process is as follows:

* Stakeholders will review and provide feedback through December 2015.
* The Social Studies content team will make revisions after the feedback is reviewed.
* The Kentucky Board of Education will consider the KASSS for the second reading in April 2016.
* The legislative committee review process will take place in late spring and summer of 2016.
* During the 2016-17 school year, the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, once approved, will be implemented.
* In the 2016-17 school year, Social Studies for elementary and middle school students will not be assessed.
* The End-Of-Course U.S. History exam will continue to be administered in 2015-16 and 2016-17 during this transition.
* The new social studies assessments for appropriate grade levels will be administered during the 2017-18 school year.

Questions can be directed to Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis<>.

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