The Division of Assessment Implementation provides opportunities for District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), Building Assessment Coordinators (BACs), Directors of Special Education (DoSEs), Professional Development Coordinators and other interested individuals to receive information and practice with score interpretation, data analysis, test administration and the regulations governing Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program.
2016 Back-to-School Trainings
Recorded videos and PowerPoints are available for Back-to-School assessment trainings. As the year progresses, additional in-depth training sessions will be offered on various assessment topics.
Presented by: Pamela Powers (KDE) and Nicole Handy (ACT QualityCore)
The EOC trainings provide an in-depth look into how to use the QualityCore system. This is the main training that will be produced for 2016-17. It is suggested that the viewer begins with session 1, since each training builds upon the previous session.
Accountability Updates Trainings
Accountability Changes Overview
Jennifer Stafford highlights the accountability changes in the following regulations:
703 KAR 5:200 (Achievement, Gap, Novice Reduction, Student Growth)
703 KAR 5:225 (AMO, School Labels, Cohort)
703 KAR 5:240 (Early Graduation, Track Back)
More detailed information on each of these regulations is available in the trainings pertaining to each updated regulation.
703 KAR 5:200
Achievement – Part 1 of 3
Joy Barr highlights the Achievement changes to the accountability system in this session, including the changes to grade-level accountability weights and Language Mechanics at the high school.
Gap & Novice Reduction – Part 2 of 3
Casey Duvall discusses the Non-Duplicated Gap Group and how to calculate Novice Reduction targets, which now include the Non-Duplicated Gap Group. This presentation has a detailed handout for calculating and understanding the new Novice Reduction Targets.
Growth – Part 3 of 3
Join Pam Powers to review the Student Growth Percentile calculation and learn how to calculate the new Student Categorical Growth. This presentation has a detailed handout for calculating Categorical Growth, the latest change to Growth.
703 KAR 5:225
Kevin O’Hair relates changes to AMO learners calculations and graduation rate calculations, while Cindy Warren discusses district/school rewards and assistance categories.
703 KAR 5:240
Discover the changes to accountability for Early Graduation and the track back for Alternative Schools/Programs with Chris Williams. This is recommended for those dealing with Early Graduation at the high school and anyone involved in determining accountability for non-A1 schools.