The Commonwealth of Kentucky has several regulations which govern the administration of Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program. These regulations are supplemented with guides and manuals specific to each assessment.
Annually, those persons who administer any part of a state assessment must complete training sessions regarding the assessments. The main regulations are the Administration Code for Kentucky's Educational Assessment Program and Inclusion of Special Populations in the State-Required Assessment and Accountability.
Training concerning these regulations is updated annually to reflect regulation revisions and clarification of materials.
All individuals participating in the administration of the testing program shall comply with the Administration Code for Kentucky's Educational Assessment Program and Inclusion of Special Populations.
703 KAR 5:080
Administration Code for Kentucky's Educational Assessment Program
Inclusion of Special Populations in the State-Required Assessment and Accountability Programs
New For 2016
Inclusion of Special Populations Regulation Update – Student-Initiated Removed
Kentucky’s procedures for the inclusion of special populations in the state-required assessment and accountability programs, found in state regulation 703 KAR 5:070, have historically required that accommodations be student initiated, not teacher initiated. The February 2014 revision of the regulation placed greater emphasis on student initiation with the broad goal being for students to gain independence and self-advocacy skills. In the regulation, school staff were required to make accommodations available to students and ask if students would like to use their accommodations. It was considered student initiated if a student responded in an affirmative or negative manner.
However, the Kentucky Department of Education is directing districts and schools ¬to cease the practice of requiring that accommodations be student initiated. Schools and districts should make available and provide all accommodations as determined by the student’s placement team or Admissions and Release Committee (ARC), unless the student specifically refuses such accommodations. All other guidance for the administration of accommodations, as defined in 703 KAR 5:070, remain unchanged.
To assist with Administration Code and Inclusion of Special Populations Regulations training, two new videos are being recorded and posted in the upper right-hand portion of this page.
The materials needed to accompany the recordings are found on the right-hand side of this page:
- Administration Code PowerPoint
- Administration Regulation
- Inclusion of Special Populations PowerPoint
- Inclusion of Special Populations Regulation
- Additional materials coming soon!
For those using iPads and smartphones, go to the KDE Media Portal to view the Administrative Code Training recording or search for the Inclusion of Special Populations recording.