Kentucky is moving forward with college-and-career-readiness standards. 48 states are participating in developing those standards, but Kentucky is the first state to start the regulatory process to adopt them, and we'll be among the first to move the standards into our classrooms and our assessments.
To actually reach the standards, we'll need to add another element: sustained parent engagement. The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle (developed in 2007 by the Commissioner's Parent Advisory Council) identifies six key elements of meaningful work to engage those crucial participants:
5. Learning Opportunities
6. Community Partnerships
All six elements matter, and in the coming week, I'll think out loud about how Kentucky might get started on using each one to move students toward meeting our new clearer and deeper standards.