Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Senate Bill 1

Senate Bill 1 is a significant piece of education legislation that revises the assessment and accountability system for K-12 education in Kentucky. It calls for a revision of standards to be based on national and international benchmarks in order to increase the rigor and focus the content of K-12 education. The bill also addresses increasing the number of students that are college ready.

Senate Bill 1 was signed by the Governor on March 26, 2009. The bill called upon the Kentucky Department of Education, in collaboration with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, to plan and implement a comprehensive process for revising the academic content standards. Working collaboratively, our staff developed a comprehensive process to revise standards in all content areas. A comprehensive process was also developed to create a unified strategy to reduce college remediation rates and increase graduation rates of postsecondary students with developmental education needs. That plan and an overview of Senate Bill 1, as it relates to postsecondary education, is provided here.


Last Updated 8/2/2011