• Tonya Raines posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 3 months ago

    One of the things we noticed is that to get full points, 50% of the total school population needs to have completed a cultural studies or world languages course. We currently only offer Spanish I and II, and we are unsure if 50% of the students are taking those courses. In addition, it’s difficult for all students to complete career pathways if…[Read more]

    • We also face these problems! There are several electives that our teachers have expressed interest in offering (and that students have asked about), but we have to focus on graduation requirements. Good luck with your transition next year!

    • Right, and you hate to tell students who really want (and need) to take extra dual credit or AP classes that they cannot take them until they get their elective classes taken. Especially when dual credit and AP can get them ahead on their college coursework, which saves them time and money in the long run.

  • Danielle Hicks posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 3 months ago

    I have reviewed the Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes before, so I was somewhat familiar with the list prior to revisiting them. It never ceases to amaze me the number of course codes that do exist, and yet how limited we are at providing these resources to our children. Oh, to be able to tap into all these courses for ALL of our children!…[Read more]

  • Jason Arnett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 3 months ago

    After reviewing KY’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage, we are concerned with effectively providing students a rich and well diverisifed curriculum. We, as all districts are worrying about next year’s budget influencing staffing, and ultimately the effect it will have on students. As always, we will meet our students needs with the talents of…[Read more]

    • A concern we are all feeling. Does seem to be more with less these days.

    • I think is a concern for all of us; always having to do more with less. We do look at the particular strengths of staff members and attempt to place them appropriately. We are also hoping by consolidating our middle and high school into one building that will allow us to provide more opportunities for all our students.

      • I agree completely! We are struggling now to operate with limited funding and a shrinking student population. We had to consolidate our elementary schools two years ago and the middle and high school last year. Many of our teachers are worried what the future holds. These new requirements will make it nearly impossible for our district to stay afloat.

    • Jason I think this is a concer we are all going to be feeling. Our schools concern is also providing students a rich curriculum as well as opportunities to provide the enrichment and interventions that are needed. This task continues to get harder as our number of staff keeps dwindling.

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 3 months ago

    I hope that I interpreted this webpage correctly. It contained a whole wealth of information.
    While reviewing KY’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage, I only focused on those at the Elementary Level because I teach at an Elementary School. My first reaction was WOW! This would be ideal for students to have the opportunity to all of these c…[Read more]

  • Tony Barrett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 3 months ago

    My biggest concern regarding rich curriculum after reviewing the Academic Course Codes is the requirement of staffing for my school. Our financial situation in our district does not allow for more staffing to support the suggested courses. Our school will do the best we can to meet the requirements through creative scheduling.

    • Yes, one of the biggest concerns of Opportunity and Access is the available resources and the differences from district to district. Whole Child Supports was eliminated after the first federal review asked that schools not have a choice in what services they chose for accountability. The committee wanted all to be required. KDE elected to omit…[Read more]

      • Thanks Johnny! If anyone has any suggestions as to how our district can meet these goals with limited staffing, please share!

        • I agree… we are constantly being asked to do more with less. My only suggestion that is realistic is to use teacher talents and strengths and use those to maximize these goals.

  • Johnny Belcher posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 3 months ago

    Welcome to the Accountability Holler. We hope this resource can serve to help all who join to better understand the complexities of our evolving state accountability model. Please join us in posing questions and posting helpful information so we may learn together.