704 KAR 3:540. Uniform academic course codes.


      RELATES TO: KRS 156.160, 156.070

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 156.070, 156.160

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 156.070(1) gives the Kentucky Board of Education the management and control of the common schools. KRS 156.160(1) requires the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for the courses of study that are administered in the common schools. This administrative regulation establishes a uniform system of coding academic courses in schools and districts through the student information system. A uniform course code is required to create accurate data regarding courses offered that is utilized by schools, districts, the Department of Education, the Educational Professional Standards Board and the Office of Education Accountability.


      Section 1. (1) Local districts and schools shall use uniform academic course codes, listed and described in the Academic Course Code List, to classify all courses offered in each school when reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education.

      (2) Reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education shall include the listing and linking of uniform academic courses if the listing of academic courses is required.


      Section 2. The linking of local district and school codes to the uniform academic course codes shall be performed by district and school staff using the student information system.


      Section 3. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually audit the use of uniform academic course codes by districts and schools.


      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Academic Course Code List", April 2010, is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Office of Teaching and Learning, 18th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. (36 Ky.R. 2260; Am. 37 Ky.R. 60; eff. 7-12-2010.)