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ERIC Number: ED463997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Core Content for Social Studies Assessment.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
The goal of Kentucky social studies education is to help students become contributing, participating, and knowledgeable citizens. To achieve this goal, students must know, understand, and apply the content and concepts of the various sub-disciplines of social studies (government and civics, history, geography, economics, culture and society). This assessment document is a companion document to the "Program of Studies for Kentucky's Schools," which outlines the curriculum for social studies at each grade level. In this assessment document, the charts of content are organized into five areas based on the seven Academic Expectations for social studies. Each of the five areas is further organized around three to four assertions or broad content statements. The same assertions are used across the grade level clusters (elementary assessment at grade 5, middle level assessment at grade 8, and high school assessment at grade 11). Bullets under each assertion highlight the grade level differences. The bullets are generally aligned across grade level clusters to show the spiraling curriculum of social studies where a concept is introduced in elementary school and developed in middle and high school. Some bullets contain additional information in parentheses. As teachers use the "Core Content for Social Studies Assessment" to make curricular decisions, it recommends they incorporate all five strands of the social studies. Each Core Content Statement is coded with a reference to part of the Core Content for Social Studies Assessment. Codes of SS (social studies), E (elementary), M (middle school), and H (high school) indicate the grade level at which Kentucky students should know this content for assessment. Numbers in the code indicate the social studies strand and its relationship to the assertions within a strand. (BT)
Kentucky Department of Education, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Tel: 502-564-4770; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky