Statewide Testing Program Research Reports

Published: 8/5/2014 2:21 PM

The Department of Education conducts ongoing research on Kentucky’s statewide testing programs.  Activities include establishing the validity of the assessment and accountability program.  Studies include consistency of student results across multiple measures, the congruence of school scores with documented improvements in instructional practice and the school learning environment, and the potential for all scores to yield fair, consistent, and accurate student performance level and school accountability decisions. 

The studies involve third-party checking of the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT), the previous statewide test; the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP), the current statewide test; ACT QualityCore® end-of course assessments; Program Review; and writing assessments. The research studies may include comparisons to national administered assessments (e.g. NAEP) and other studies recommended by other Kentucky agencies and the Legislative Research Commission. 

These third-party research documents below provide much of the evidence needed to assess the validity of the components of the statewide testing program and other requested research on statewide testing.  

  
  
  
  
FR-09-79 KCCT Third-Party Checking 2009.pdf
  
11/1/2009Third-Party Checking of Calibration, Scaling and Equating of the 2009 Kentucky Core Content Test
FR-10-14 Writing Estimate Writing Parameters.pdf
  
2/1/2010Exploration of Alternate Methods for Scoring and Estimating Item Parameters for the Kentucky Writing Assessments
FR-10-36 KCCT Common Core Alignment to State Standards.pdf
  
6/1/2010Alignment of Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) Items to the Common Core State Standards
FR-10-44 KCCT Alignment Grades 3 4 5.pdf
  
7/1/2010Alignment of Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) Items in Reading and Mathematics to the Common Core State Standards: Grades 3 through 5
FR-10-62 KCCT Third-Party Checking 2010.pdf
  
9/1/2010Third‐Party Checking of Calibration, Scaling and Equating of the 2010 Kentucky Core Content Test
FR-11-52 ACT Qualitycore Grading Options.pdf
  
10/1/2011Estimation of Students’ QualityCore® End of‐ Course Exam Grades
FR-11-65 KCCT Third-Party Checking 2011.pdf
  
10/1/2011Third-Party Checking of Calibration, Scaling and Equating of the 2011 Kentucky Core Content Test
HumRRO 2013-004 Program Review 2011-12 Pilot.pdf
  
1/1/2013Development of Scores for 2011–2012 Program Reviews and an Investigation of their Quantitative Properties
HumRRO 2013-007 Policy EOC and K-PREP Cut Scores.pdf
  
4/1/2013Policy Capture for Setting End-of-Course and Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Cut Scores Policy Capture for Setting End-of-Course and Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Cut Scores
HumRRO 2013-011 K-PREP 2012 Third-Party Checking.pdf
  
2/1/2013Third-Party Checking of 2012 Scaling and Equating for the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Tests
HumRRO 2013-036 KCCT to K-PREP School Level SES.pdf
  
6/1/2010Alignment of Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) Items to the Common Core State Standards
HumRRO 2013-037 K-PREP 2012 Student Classification Accuracy.pdf
  
6/1/2013Accuracy of Students’ Novice, Apprentice, Proficient, and Distinguished Classifications for the 2012 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Tests
HumRRO 2013-038 K-PREP ODW Scoring.pdf
  
6/1/2013Exploration of the Scoring of the K-PREP On-Demand Writing Assessment
HumRRO 2013-055 End-of-Course Cut Scores 2013.pdf
  
8/1/2013Application of End-of-Course Cut Scores to 2013 End-of-Course (EOC) Student Data
HumRRO 2013-079 K-PREP 2013 Third-Party Checking.pdf
  
11/1/2013Third-Party Checking of 2013 Scaling and Equating for the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Tests
HumRRO 2014 No 024 2013 EOC Student NAPD Classifications Accuracy.pdf
  
5/29/2014Accuracy of Students' Novice, Apprentice, Proficient and Distinguished Classifications for the 2013 Kentucky End-of-Course Tests.
HumRRO 2014 No 075 K-PREP 2014 Third-Party Checking Report.pdf
  
12/17/2014Third-Party Checking of 2014 Scaling and Equating for the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Tests
LRC-Interim Accountability Testing System - Validation and Research Agenda 91312.pdf
  
9/13/2012Validation studies to LRC
Kevin Hill
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