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Calling on Scientists to Review KY Science Teaching standardsApplications sought for Science Standards committees
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting applications for the Science Standards Review Committee (RC) and Advisory Panel (AP).
KRS 158.6453 calls for the KDE to implement a process for reviewing all academic standards and aligned assessments beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The review process for the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Science will begin during the 2020-2021 school year.
The KDE is seeking current K-12 classroom teachers and postsecondary educators to participate in this work. Applicants will be required to meet virtually and/or in Frankfort for 5-10 days beginning in the spring semester of 2021, continuing through summer with further meetings possibly taking place in the 2021-2022 school year.
When applicable, selected team members will receive reimbursement for travel expenses and the teacher’s school district will be reimbursed for substitute teacher expenses. Potential applicants are asked to verify the willingness of their school or district to release them for work dates throughout the school year.
The online application will be posted for 30 days and can be found by clicking here. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 12. Selected team members will be notified by Nov. 23.
The Standards Team
Division of Program Standards
Office of Teaching and Learning
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601