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Published: 3/14/2022 8:54 AM

​Beginning in 1990, Kentucky chose to have an all-inclusive assessment and accountability system by having all Kentucky public school students participate in annual testing with the results of those assessments included in the state’s accountability system for schools and districts.

​Kentucky tests students on various subjects beginning in grade 3. On average, administering Kentucky’s state-level assessments take less than one percent (1%) of the total instructional time in a given school year.

The Kentucky Alternate Assessment Program was developed for students with moderate to significant cognitive disabilities (less than 1% of the total student population) for whom traditional assessments would be an inappropriate measure of progress. The Alternate Assessment Program mirrors the other state assessments.

Information on each state assessment, required or optional, is available through the links below and on the navigation panel on the left-hand side of the page.

Assessment Resources:

Kentucky Summative Assessment 
Grades 3-8, 10, 11
Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing
Window: During the last 14 instructional days of the district's calendar

Alternate KSA​


Grades 3-8, 10, 11

Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing

Grade 11
Window: March, April and May
Test Required for Students on the Early Graduation Pathway
Tested upon completion of high school credit for Algebra II, Biology, English 10 and U.S. History.


Grades K through 12
Language Proficiency assessment for students who are English Learners (EL)
Window: March, April and May

DAC Calendar

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

2021-2022 Test Windows


Is available for students on the Early Graduation Pathway.

Test Window 1: November 29-December 10, 2021

Test Window 2: February 21-March 4, 2022

Test Window 3: April 18-29, 2022


ACCESS Testing Window: Jan. 6- March 11, 2022



State Spring 2021 ACT Administration Dates:

Initial Testing Window

Standard (Paper): March 8, 2022

Accommodations (Paper): March 8-11 and March 14-18

Online Standard and Accommodations: March 8-10 and March 15-17

Makeup Testing Window

Standard (Paper): March 22, 2022

Accommodations (Paper): March 22-25 and March 28-31 & April 1

Online Standard and Accommodations: March 22-24, March 29-31

Emergency Testing Window

Standard (Paper): April 12, 2022

Accommodations (Paper): April 12-15 and 18-22

Online Standard and Accommodations: April 12-14 and 19-21

Online testing is available only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.


Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar for grades 3-8, 10 and 11

The Kentucky Summative Assessment [KSA] is a CRT assessment with Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Social Studies based upon Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS). Science, based on KAS, is assessed in grades 4, 7 and 11.)

Alternate KSA:

Alternate KSA Test Window:

Window 1: November 15 - December 20, 2021

Window 2: April 18 to May 27, 2022

TAR: September 27 - May 27, 2022​


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