Published: 5/8/2018 11:26 AM
​The Kentucky Online Testing (KYOTE) placement testing system provides free online placement exams that measure preparedness for college level learning in mathematics, reading and writing.

These exams are accepted at all Kentucky public colleges and universities.

Kentucky is currently in a transition phase from one accountability model to another. KYOTE has been removed from the new model, except for local use. Schools may continue to administer the KYOTE exams to allow students to enroll in dual credit courses or for other local needs.

Senate Bill 1 in 2017 changed accountability to use a college entrance exam and not a college placement exam. KYOTE will not be used in accountability beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

Transition Readiness has replaced the College and/or Career Readiness from the old system. Expect more details around the new model as the year progresses.

Instructional Resources
Transition to College Mathematics is a free online textbook written to support Kentucky’s college readiness program. The KYOTE college readiness math and college algebra placement exam standards discussed in each section are clearly identified to help teachers deliver targeted interventions with the assurance that all placement exam content is covered. The exercises are also offered in Microsoft Word so that teachers can easily use them to build their own customized assignments and formative assessments. Spiral-bound hard copies of the text can be ordered through the website for $7.00 per copy plus shipping.

Pamela Powers
Office of Assessment and Accountability
Division of Assessment Support
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394
Fax (502) 564-7749

​2017-18 KYOTE Training

Materials are availabe upon request

2015 KDE Calculator Policy

Comparison of 2014 & 2015 Calculator Policies


KYOTE Website

The User Guide and other materials can be accessed from the home page of the KYOTE website. All KYOTE testing is conducted through this website.


KYOTE Contacts:

Paul Eakin
University of Kentucky
(859) 257-6798

Steve Newman
Northern Kentucky University
(859) 572-5332


KYOTE Writing Coordinator


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