KDE Seeks Applicants for Standards and Assessment Committee Work

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking Kentucky educators to help develop assessments that are of the highest quality, accurately measure the Kentucky Academic Standards, and are fair to all test takers. Creating assessments is a complex process that involves many steps including blueprint development, item writing, bias review and standards setting. The legislatively required assessment review and development committees and advisory panels are part of this important process. K-12 and postsecondary educators, as well as community stakeholders, interested in participating in the assessment development and review work are needed. A pool of candidates is being gathered for these critical steps and other supporting activities that may occur. Applications are being accepted for each of these activities in reading/writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Educators may select to be considered for a single activity or for all activities. Applicants will be required to meet in Frankfort or Lexington at least one day; other activities may require multiple days. Some collaborative work may be accomplished virtually. Timeline for activities will vary for the content areas. Selected team members will receive reimbursement for travel expenses. Substitute teacher expenses will be reimbursed to the teacher’s school district. The online application can be found in this application documents. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Selected team members will be notified via phone or email. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to dacinfo@education.ky.gov.