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KDE needs you

In Alerts on April 18, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

KDE Seeks Applicants for Standards and Assessment Committee Work

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking Kentucky educators to help develop assessments that are of the highest quality, accurately measure the Kentucky Academic Standards, and are fair to all test takers.

Creating assessments is a complex process that involves many steps including blueprint development, item writing, bias review and standards setting. The legislatively required assessment review and development committees and advisory panels are part of this important process.

K-12 and postsecondary educators, as well as community stakeholders, interested in participating in the assessment development and review work are needed. A pool of candidates is being gathered for these critical steps and other supporting activities that may occur. Applications are being accepted for each of these activities in reading/writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Educators may select to be considered for a single activity or for all activities.

Applicants will be required to meet in Frankfort or Lexington at least one day; other activities may require multiple days. Some collaborative work may be accomplished virtually. Timeline for activities will vary for the content areas.

Selected team members will receive reimbursement for travel expenses. Substitute teacher expenses will be reimbursed to the teacher’s school district. The online application can be found in this application form online.

Applications will be accepted through April 30. Selected team members will be notified via phone or email. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to

Lauren Gallicchio, NBCT
Social Studies Consultant
Division of Program Standards
Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-9850, ext. 4140



CFP: History Teacher

In Spotlight on September 3, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

The History Teacher invites papers on topics related to learning objectives and assessment in K-16 history classrooms for a special issue to run in 2016.

Learning objectives and assessment models can offer considerable potential for helping educators understand, deliver, improve, and judge the effectiveness of history teaching and learning. In recent years, we have seen a surge in new and revised assessment models in history education including, Common Core’s Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies, the recent extensive redesign of the Advanced Placement courses, the creation of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, and the American Historical Association’s Tuning Project.

This special issue seeks to explore new and revised history instruction models and raise questions about the role of learning objectives and assessment in history education. The special issue welcomes papers related but not limited to:

  1. Contemporary Views of Assessment in History Classrooms
  2. New Approaches, Methods & Techniques in Evaluation and Assessment
  3. Learning Outcomes, Curriculum Design & Evaluation
  4. The Reliability of Assessment in History Education

The History Teacher is the most widely recognized journal in the United States supporting all areas of history education, pre-collegiate through university-level, with practical and insightful professional analyses of both traditional and innovative teaching techniques. The History Teacher is one of the key journals in the field of history education and research.

Manuscripts are due by November 15, 2015.

Contact Info:

The History Teacher Society for History Education, Inc.
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-1601 

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