Assessments

K-PREP

Published: 11/9/2018 1:34 PM

Kentucky’s new assessment and accountability system is under development. More details will be forthcoming.

Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, required a new public school assessment program beginning in the 2011-12 school year. These assessments were collectively named the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests.

The assessment for grades 3-8 is a criterion-referenced test (CRT)  consisting of multiple-choice (MC), extended-response (ER) and short answer (SA) items. K-PREP is based on Kentucky Academic Standards and customized for Kentucky.

NCS Pearson has been awarded the contract to provide all assessments for grades 3-8 and writing on-demand at high school.

NCS Pearson currently provides large-scale assessment services in more than 25 states and for the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information concerning the science assessment at grades 4 and 7 became available at the February 2018 DAC Meetings. See DAC/BAC Manual and Grades 4 and 7 Test Administrator Manuals (TAMs) for details.


2018-2019 K-PREP Blueprint

 

KDE Calculator Policy (Current)


PERFORMANCE LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

K-PREP REFERENCE SHEETS

Mathematics

 Writing

 

ON-DEMAND WRITING

 

SCORING GUIDES

Short Answer Response Space


Extended Response Answer Space

 


KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394

2018-19 Testing Window

Within the last 14 Instructional Days of a district's calendar. Please contact the school district for the actual dates.

PearsonAccess next Training

 

2018 Manuals

DAC/BAC Manual

Test Administration Manuals

Text Reader Manuals

Student Guide

Lexiflow Tech Specs

Staff Guides

 

Forms

Certification of Proper Test Administration Forms:

K-PREP Site Visit Forms

 

Application to Request Unapproved Calculator for K-PREP

 

Non-Standard Response Templates

Do not change the margins or font size.

Extended Response

Short Answer

OnDemand Writing

Science Grades 4 & 7

 

Links

K-PREP Released Items

School Report Card

Data Release Resources

Forms

DAC Monday Emails

Alternate Assessment Information

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