Application

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)’s Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) is seeking current K-12 classroom teachers and content specialists who support teachers to participate in work related to the social studies state assessment. KRS 158.6453 requires that the department implement a process to review Kentucky's Academic Standards (KAS) and the alignment of corresponding assessments for possible revision or replacement.

Current K-12 classroom teachers or content specialists that are interested in the state social studies assessment are needed. A pool of candidates is being gathered for this critical work and participants will be notified if accepted. Currently, applications are being accepted through May 31, 2021.

At this time, range finding will take place during the summer of 2021. When participating in range finding, teachers will look at student responses from the 2021 social studies field test to find the range of student responses, and to use those responses to build training sets for scoring. These meetings will be conducted virtually, but applicants may also be asked to meet in person in Frankfort or Lexington for future assessment work. Virtual meetings may take place during or after school hours or a combination of both.

Substitute teacher expense along with travel will be reimbursed, if needed. The timeline of activities will be communicated to individuals once they are selected, with work taking place as early as the beginning of July.

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to dacinfo@education.ky.gov.

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. Gender:

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* 3. Ethnicity

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* 4. Race:

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* 5. Provide work e-mail address for contact:

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* 6. Provide home e-mail address for contact:

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* 7. Phone contact (cell):

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* 8. Phone contact (work):

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* 9. Name of district in which you work:

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* 10. Name of school in which you currently work:

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* 11. Indicate the years of experience you have as a classroom teacher.

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* 12. Which of the following best defines your current role?

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* 13. If you are currently a content specialist, how long have you been in that role?

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* 14. What educational cooperative(s) is your district affiliated with?

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* 15. Which grade level are you applying to assist with?

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* 16. Indicate the current grade level(s) you are teaching:

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* 17. What (if any) specialty education certification(s) do you have?

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* 18. In the previous 4 years, have you been the special education teacher of record for students in social studies?

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* 19. Are you currently or have you, in the past, been associated with a curriculum or assessment vendor?

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* 20. If you answered yes to question 19, please explain your association including: roles, description of work completed, and dates of association:

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* 21. List and/or describe your past experiences in teaching and implementing the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies. Your response may include, but is not limited to, the grade levels or social studies courses you have taught in the past.

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* 22. Describe your current experience in teaching and implementing the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies. Your response may include, but is not limited to, the grade levels or social studies courses you are currently teaching.

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* 23. Have you engaged with any professional learning resources available to support implementation of the KAS for Social Studies that are available on www.kystandards.org?

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* 24. If you answered yes to the question above, please list the professional learning resources with which you have engaged.

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* 25. Why do you feel you would be a strong candidate to do social studies assessment work with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)? Your response may include, but not be limited to, leadership experience, additional work with the KAS for Social Studies, knowledge of social studies pedagogy, discipline specific content knowledge, personal disposition, etc.

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