Kentucky Standards-in-Action Sustainability Plan Summary
The Kentucky Sustainability Plan articulates the goals, scope, and roll-out of Kentucky’s standards-based education reform initiative with specific one-, two-, and three-year desired outcomes. Kentucky’s plan details the state’s action steps and timeline for the implementation of the Standards-in-Action innovations. Contents of the plan address staffing; professional development plans; professional development team; budgetary considerations; time spent on professional development; financing with state leadership funds; and monitoring and evaluation. Kentucky developed their sustainability plan as part of their participation in the Standards-in-Action professional development program, sponsored by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (2009–2011). Kentucky agreed to allow their completed plan as well as other sustainability materials to be included in the Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education (2014).
Follow the Kentucky State team's progress from demonstration project to full implementation of their standards initiative. In some cases, with their approval, the author has edited and shortened the state examples, but the material included is all based on each state’s particular work.