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The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), funded from July 2015 through 2020 by the Institute of Education Sciences, examined how college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards were implemented, if they improved student learning, and what instructional tools measured and supported their implementation.


This report examines how the state of Kentucky approached college- and career-ready standards implementation during a time of transition. As their state legislature mandates a review of the standards and accountability system every six years, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is in the midst of drafting potential revisions for public review and official implementation by summer 2017. For the purposes of this report and in keeping with C-SAIL’s focus, the authors concentrate on implementation of Kentucky’s English language arts (ELA) and math standards.


college and career-ready standards, implementation, curriculum, professional development, assessment, students with disabilities, english learners



Date Posted:19 November 2020