Saturday, March 14, 2009

Arts, practical, writing programs under SB 1

Senate Bill 1 eliminates state testing of arts and humanities and practical living/vocational studies, and accountability for students' writing portfolio scores. Instead, program reviews and audits have been added to ensure robust learning opportunities. The new approach will begin quickly:
The Kentucky Department of Education shall develop and implement interim program assessments of writing programs, practical living skills and career studies, and arts and humanities in all schools during the transition period. The department shall finalize the process for program assessments for implementation during the 2011-2012 school year as required in Section 2 of this Act.

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