Twelve Kentucky Districts Selected for High-Quality Local Pilot Program

Estill, Garrard, Barbourville among the selected

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has selected 12 school districts to work on a pilot program aimed at helping schools and districts develop a high-quality local curriculum.

The districts chosen for the pilot project of designing high-quality local curricula include:

  • Independent mooring;
  • Independent of Barbourville;
  • Carroll County;
  • Independent Cave;
  • County of Estill;
  • Garrard County;
  • Graves County;
  • Livingston County;
  • Perry County;
  • Robertson County;
  • Independent Walton-Verona; and
  • Independent of Williamstown.

The pilot program will help Kentucky schools and districts develop a standards-aligned local curriculum that includes high-quality instructional resources and is aligned with the process established under the model curriculum.

COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented disruption to learning and has impacted education across the country. This has prompted states, schools, and districts to begin making changes to their systems and structures to ensure they can support all students equitably. To improve student outcomes, schools and districts must create curriculum coherence, which means aligning standards, curriculum, instructional resources, assessment and instructional practices, and professional learning within and across grade levels to create equitable learning environments for teachers and students. .

“By having work aligned at the state, district and school level, there is greater potential for lasting impact and increased student achievement,” said the education commissioner. and Chief Learner Jason Glass, Ed.D. “This pilot project will serve as a model for multi-year, multi-level engagements that produce best practices for instructional leadership across the state.”

Not only will this pilot program support local districts and schools in their development of a local curriculum, but it will also influence KDE’s work in this area. Pilot participants will regularly provide feedback on district and school experience and share information, artifacts, and data to help measure the effectiveness of the pilot and impact future work across the board. the state.

The pilot group will work from January 2022 to June 2023.

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