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Assessments

Assessments

Published: 8/5/2022 3:05 PM

​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:

​KSA

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

Alternate KSA​

Required

Grades 3-8, 10, 11

Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing (on-demand and editing and mechanics)


ACT

Required
Grade 11 and 12 (opportunity)

Fall 2022 Senior Retake Window: October 

Spring 2023 Administration Window: March 
Window: March, April and May

Required

Grades K through 12
Language Proficiency assessment for students who are English Learners (EL)
Window: January 5-February 17, 2023

Common Kindergarten Entry Screener (K SCREEN)

Required

Grade K

Assesses the domains of adaptive, cognitive, communication, motor, and social-emotional as established in Building a Strong Foundation for School Success: Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards

Window: No earlier than fifteen (15) days prior to the start of the current academic year and no later than the thirtieth (30th) instructional day of the academic year

DAC Calendar


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

2022-2023 Test Windows

K SCREEN:

No earlier than fifteen (15) days prior to the start of the current academic year and no later than the thirtieth (30th) instructional day of the academic year​

ACT STATE TEST DATES:

State Senior Fall 2022 ACT Administration Dates: 

Test Window 1

Standard and Accommodated Administration (Online) – October 4-6 & October 11-13

Accommodations Administration (Paper – limited to special circumstances) – October 4-14

Test Window 2

Standard and Accommodated Administration (Online) October 18-20 & October 25-27

 Accommodations Administration (Paperlimited to special circumstances) – October 18-28

State Junior Spring 2023 ACT Administration Dates:

Initial Testing Window

Standard & Accommodated Administration (Online) - March 7-9 & March 14-16

Accommodations Administration (Paper) - March 7-10 & March 13-17

Makeup Testing Window

Standard & Accommodated Administration (Online) - March 21-23 & March 28-30

Accommodations Administration (Paper) - March 21-24 & March 27-31

ACCESS for ELLs:

ACCESS Testing Window: Jan. 5- February 17, 2023​

Kentucky Summative Assessments: 

KSA:

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 Windows:

Window 1: November 14 - December 16, 2022

Window 2: April 17 to May 30, 2023

TAR: October 3, 2022 - May 30, 2023

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