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Published: 2/10/2020 11:37 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.


Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress
Grades 3-8, 10, 11
Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing
Window: During 5 consecutive days within the last 14 instructional days of the district's calendar


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

Grade 11
Window: March
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.

Language Proficiency assessment for students who are English Learners (EL)
Window: January 2 – February 7, 2020

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

2019-2020 Test Windows

Is available for students on the Early Graduation Pathway.

Test Window 1:  December 2-13, 2019

Test Window 2:  February 24-March 6, 2020

Test Window 3: April 20-May 1, 2020


Jan. 2- Feb. 7, 2020


(grade 11) 2020

March 10, 2020 - ACT State Administration Standard (Paper)

March 24, 2020 - ACT State Administration Make-up Day Standard (Paper)

March 10-13, 16-20, 2020 - ACT Accommodated Testing Window (Paper)

March 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19, 2020 - ACT Online Testing Window for Standard and Accommodations

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 Performance Rating for Educational Progress [K-PREP] 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 K-PREP:
Attainment Tasks (AT)
Window 1: November 4-December 13, 2019
Window 2: April 13-May 29, 2020

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