Kentucky - Graduation Requirements: Mathematics

Area: 
Mathematics
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Kentucky requires 3 credits of math to graduate.

Body: 

These credits 3 include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (An integrated, applied, interdisciplinary, or technical or occupational course that prepares a student for a career path based on the student's Individual Learning Plan may be substituted for a traditional Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II course on an individual student basis if the course meets the content standards in the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS).

Additionally:
-a mathematics course or its equivalent as determined by the district shall be taken each year of high school to ensure readiness for postsecondary education or the workforce;
-Any mathematics course other than Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II shall be counted as an elective; and
-If a student does not meet the college readiness benchmarks for mathematics as established by the Council on Postsecondary Education in 13 KAR 2:020, the student shall take a mathematics transitional course or intervention, which is monitored to address remediation needs, before exiting high school.

If a student does not meet the college readiness benchmarks for English and language arts and/or mathematics (18 for English, 20 for reading, 19 for mathematics), the student shall take a respective English and language arts or math transitional course or intervention, which is monitored to address remediation needs, before exiting high school.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016