Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is Senate Bill 1 (2009)?

On March 26, 2009, Governor Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 1 (2009) into law. This significant piece of legislation led to the implementation of several education initiatives impacting college readiness and degree completion in Kentucky.  Included in these initiatives was a mandate for Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to develop a unified strategy to reduce college remediation rates of recent high school graduates by at least fifty percent by 2014 from the rates in 2010, and to increase the college completion rates of students enrolled in one or more remedial classes by three percent annually from 2009 to 2014.  (src: http://www.education.ky.gov/kde/instructional+resources/secondary+and+virtual+learning/senate+bill+1+%282009%29+college+and+career+readiness.htm, accessed 9/26/11)


Q: How will SB1 address college and career readiness?

Four key strategies have been identified to promote college and career readiness and degree completion:

  • Accelerated Learning Opportunities (focusing on the expansion of AP/IB access and dual credit opportunities)
  • Secondary Intervention Programs (focusing on the development of transitional coursework)
  • College and Career Readiness Advising (focusing on the full implementation of the Individual Learning Plan and comprehensive advising programs)
  • Postsecondary College Persistence and Degree Completion (focusing on bridge programming, accelerated learning opportunities, and student support and intervention systems) (src: http://www.education.ky.gov/kde, accessed 9/26/11)