Below are links to several resources from the Kentucky Department of Education to increase understanding about the standards:

Leading Conservatives Speak Out in Support of Common Core State Standards

Teacher Voices — Kentucky teachers speak out in favor of the Common Core State Standards

VIDEO: Why are higher standards important for students and teachers in the classroom?

VIDEO: Why do teachers need to help students meet the higher standards?
VIDEO: What would you say to a critic of the common core?

VIDEO: Why are assessments in the classroom important for teachers and students?

 Teachers Support Core Academic Standards, Jan. 31, 2014

FAQ for Science Standards
Next Generation Science Standards Test scores are set to be released on Nov. 2 (2012);

Fast Facts Kentucky has adopted new standards defining what students should learn before the end of the school year. This is an important step in making sure our kids are ready to succeed in college or career. Learn more in this Fast Fact sheet!

Little Red Riding Hood Activity This resource provides a fun interactive to use with students from reading levels from Grade 6-8. Using the story, Little Red Riding Hood choose one of the main characters and describe how he/she changes as the story moves from beginning to end. CCSS One Page Image_Page_1 Ready Kentucky Presentations: Listed are two PowerPoints (as PDF files) that the Ready Kentucky team uses as a basis for their presentations. Click on either link to download the file:

Download 20 Minute Presentation Download 45 Minute Presentation

Third-Party Resources:

Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.

Parent Teacher Association As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

Kentucky Core Academic Standards The Kentucky Core Academic Standards website brings together a range of information and resources related to the implementation of Senate Bill 1 (2009). This functional website is designed to provide periodic updates regarding the online modules, statewide workshops and campus activities for post-secondary faculty, staff, and administrators.

Unbridled Learning The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Board of Education, along with partners such as the Education Professional Standards Board and the Council on Postsecondary Education, already are beginning the work that will lead to a strong, effective system of assessment and accountability that provides valuable information to a wide range of users, from educators and parents to legislators and citizens and more.

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