Assessments

K-PREP

Published: 2/8/2019 9:25 AM

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.

2019 K-PREP Testing Item Formats and Times


2018-2019 K-PREP Blueprint

KDE Calculator Policy 


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 Standards, 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.


Important Dates


2019 Manuals -

Coming Soon

DAC/BAC Manual

Test Administration Manuals

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 11

Text Reader Manuals

Student Guide

Lexiflow Tech Specs

Staff Guides

  • Apple iPad
  • Apple Mac
  • Chromebook
  • Windows

 

Forms

Coming Soon

Certification of Proper Test Administration Forms:

  • DAC - K-PREP
  • BAC - K-PREP

K-PREP Site Visit Forms

  • Survey Questions
  • Testing Environment

 

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 Suite

Data Release Resources

Forms

DAC Monday Emails

Alternate Assessment Information

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