New Education Standards Set to be Confirmed This Week

Three education entities in Kentucky will take part in a special meeting this week to finalize new education standards for the state.

The Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professionals Standards Board will meet Wednesday evening and sign the new standards.

Board of Education spokesperson Lisa Gross says the process started when the legislature effectively killed the state’s accountability testing system last summer.

“It’s an unprecedented meeting, but they will sign a resolution adopting the common core state standards,” says Gross. “That is one of the mandates of Senate Bill 1, that we have higher, clearer, more in-depth academic standards that students will be assessed on.”

Gross says the next steps will be to hash out the new standards and how they’ll apply to teachers and classrooms.

The state school board also meets Wednesday morning in regular session.