Kentucky - Content Standards: Science

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Kentucky updated the science standards in 2013. These standards are aligned to the next generation science standards.


On September 20, 2011 Kentucky was announced as a Lead State Partner in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with Achieve, Inc. As a Lead State Partner, Kentucky educators will have a great degree of input on shaping the standards along with 25 other lead states. On this page you will find information regarding Kentucky's work with the NGSS and updates on the progress of Kentucky's science standards.

The NGSS were approved to be Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science (Science KCAS) by the Kentucky Board of Education at their June 5, 2013 meeting. The science standards have completed the legislative review process and are now incorporated into the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for implementation in the classroom.

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State Board of Education
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State Department of Education
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