Kentucky's Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability system is designed to provide in-depth information about the performance of students, schools, districts and the state as a whole.
Kentucky’s public school students participate in annual testing, and the results of those tests are included in the state’s accountability system for schools and districts.
Kentucky's educational reforms are based upon the principle that schools must be held accountable for the progress of their students. Frequent, meaningful testing is required to assess the extent of student progress toward proficiency; accurate, understandable reporting is required so that all stakeholders in Kentucky education have the data needed for making effective decisions concerning school policies, programs and curricula.
What Each Section Contains
To find information related to assessment administration, including District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) Monday E-Mails, go to Assessment Support. Accountability information and the Accountability Calculator are available in this area.
Information regarding each assessment is available from the Assessments page. This area will change based upon the current assessments. Some of the exams included in accountability are not on these pages but are specific to Career and Technical Education and can be found there. For a listing of all assessments currently in the accountability system, please read this document.
For technical manuals and assessment advisory groups go to the Research area.
Sample test items with annotations and support materials are available under Sample Test Items for K-PREP and End-of-Course.
Links to reports, including the School Report Card, NAEP and nonacademic data, are found in the Reports area.