Published: 5/24/2018 3:46 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. See a list of the mandatory tests at each grade level and field tests for 2017-18. 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.


Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress
Grades 3-8, 11
Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing
Window: During last 14 instructional days of the school’s calendar



Grades 3-8, 10, 11
Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing


Grade 11
Window: March
Field Tests for 2018
Live Test Required in 2017-18 for Students on the Early Graduation Pathway
Tested upon completion of high school credit for Algebra II, Biology, English 10 and U.S. History.

Field tests in 2017-18 for all students enrolled in April 2018 in Algebra II, Biology and English 10. U.S. History will have a field test in 2019.


Language Proficiency assessment for students who are English Learners (EL)
Window: January 1 – Mid-February

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

2017-18 Test Windows

Is available for students on the Early Graduation Pathway.
EOC Field Test:
April 16-27, 2018
There will be a field test for Algebra II, English II and Biology for all students enrolled during the April window
Jan. 1 - Feb. 9, 2018
(grade 11) 2018
  • March 20 - ACT Administration
  • April 24 - ACT Administration Make-up
  • March 20 - April 3 - ACT Administration window for students with accommodations
  • March 20 - April 3 - Online testing is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.
Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar for grades 3-8 and 11
(The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress [K-PREP] is a CRT assessment with Reading and Mathematics based upon Kentucky Academic Standards.)
Alternate K-PREP:
Attainment Tasks (AT)
Window 1: Nov. 6 - Dec. 15, 2017
Window 2: Apr. 16 - May 25, 2018

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