Model Curriculum Framework

The Model Curriculum Framework (MCF), per KRS 158.6451, is designed to provide guidance to schools and districts in implementing research-based practices that support standards implementation and promote student equity.

MCF Section II: Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

MCF Section III: Balanced Assessment (BA)

MCF Section IV: Evidence-Based Instructional Practices (EBIPs)

Senate Bill 1 Guidance

On April 13, 2022, the Kentucky legislature passed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which includes changes that affect SBDM councils. Although the passing of this bill impacts several statutes, the guidance document focuses on changes to KRS 160.345, most notably the transfer of curriculum determination and principal selection from the SBDM council to the superintendent. 

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) created this guidance to answer some of the questions that schools and councils may have. The changes from SB 1 will take effect on July 14, 2022.

High-Quality Instructional Resources

Leadership Trainings

The Leadership Trainings webpage includes modules on these topics:

  • Curriculum Design & Implementation Guidance

  • Promoting Student Equity Through Standards Implementation

  • Assessment Leadership Trainings

Thank you for your interest in these resources!

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