The Effects of the Senate Bill 1–2016 on Quality Arts Education in Kentucky

The recently filed SB1-­‐2016 proposes significant statutory changes that allow more local control of education and reduce the burden of standardized testing on schools and districts. The KCAE supports efforts to reduce the amount of time consumed by testing and highly complicated accountability structures, and the regrettable instructional practice of “teaching to the test.” However, any assessment and accountability system defined by assigning rewards for high-­‐performing schools, or requiring corrective measures for underperforming schools causes schools to prioritize the accountability components that lead to those rewards. Under that system, subjects not supported by any form of statutory accountability will be marginalized.

Education Response to SB1-­‐2016. Then contact your legislators and tell them that Arts Matter and that you approve of the KCAE’s response.

KY LEGISLATURE CONTACT LINK: http://www.kyedpolicy.org/legislator-info.html

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