While we all anxiously await feedback from Kentucky’s second submission of its accountability plan for federal review, KDE has been busy with their release of information, which will impact school planning for the next academic year. Many schools have or will soon be preregistering their students for 2018-19 classes, which has made the new course code project come to center stage. Course codes will play an important part in the next accountability system, particularly in the areas of Transition Readiness and Opportunity and Access. See below slides that give the most recent information regarding these two components.
Academic Readiness, Career Readiness, and Rich Curriculum measures will all draw information from Infinite Campus for accountability calculations highlighting the importance for the accuracy of school entered data of course codes. For the most recent guidance documents on this important task visit Kentucky’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage. High schools will be affected by almost all released guidance documents, but items related to dual credit, CTE and Rich Curriculum courses are of particular importance for accountability. Elementary and Middle Schools will want to review items associated with general course code changes and particularly 2018-19 Rich Curriculum Course Codes. Rich curriculum course codes that will satisfy the Career Exploration requirement in Opportunity and Access for middle school is limited and may require changes in offerings for this next school year.