The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public feedback on dozens of proposed social studies standards.
■ Kindergarten students should be able to identify the roles and responsibilities of community members.
■ First-grade students should be able to explain the need for and purposes of rules in a community.
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■ Eighth-grade students should be able to evaluate and demonstrate the roles of citizens at various levels in the U.S. political system.
The proposed standards address the knowledge and skills that all Kentucky K-12 students should have to be prepared for college, career and civic engagement, state education officials said in a news release Tuesday.
The proposed social studies standards were revised based on feedback from more than 2,000 people in focus groups and an open online survey conducted last fall. About 30 percent of the proposed standards were modified.
The standards should not be confused with curriculum. Standards refer to what students should know and be able to do. Curriculum decisions are made by each school's decision-making council.
The proposed social studies standards meet the criteria of legislation that mandated new standards in all academic areas. Kentucky educators have been involved throughout the development and revision of the proposed social studies standards.
The public can provide feedback on any or all of the proposed social studies standards by using this link: Surveymonkey.com/r/kyss2015.
People are asked to state their reasons for why the standard needs to be revised.
Feedback and comments will be considered before the Kentucky Board of Education takes action on the standards during the 2015-16 school year.
The deadline for submitting feedback on the proposed social studies standards is Sept. 30.