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) items which consist 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 & 7 TAMs for details.
KDE Calculator Policy (Current)
K-PREP REFERENCE SHEETS
Short Answer Response Space
Extended Response Scoring Guide
Extended Response Answer Space
KDE DAC Information
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