New proposed revisions to Kentucky high school graduation requirements released

Published: Dec. 3, 2018 at 7:18 PM EST
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Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis has released a revised proposal of changes he wants to see with the state's graduation requirements.

The changes, announced at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, come after the board received feedback and criticism stemming from an initial proposal the board approved in October.

Lewis said there are two main changes with the revised proposal compared to the proposal unveiled in October.

The first change is graduation prerequisites which allow students several ways to demonstrate math and reading competency. The student can either meet the criteria in state-required assessment or have a collection of evidence to meet state standards.

The second change is removing the "transition readiness" component, which some say didn't promote equity among all school districts because of resources. There are now seven graduation qualifiers for students to pursue.

Below is a detailed list of revisions.