Assessments

Assessments

Published: 10/18/2018 11:51 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. 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.

 

K-PREP
Required
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
  

Required

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

ACT
Required
Grades 10 and 11
Window: March
 
End-Of-Course
Live Test Required in 2018-2019 for Students on the Early Graduation Pathway
Tested upon completion of high school credit for Algebra II, Biology, English 10 and U.S. History.

Required
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

2018-2019 Test Windows

END-OF-COURSE:
Is available for students on the Early Graduation Pathway.
 
 
ACCESS for ELLs:
Jan. 2 - Feb. 8, 2019
 
ACT STATE TEST DATES:
March 12, 2019 - ACT State Administration
April 24, 2019 - ACT State Administration Make-up Day
March 12-15, 18-22, 25-26 - ACT Accommodated Testing Window
March 12-14 and 19-21, 2019 - ACT Online Testing Window
Online testing is available only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

SPRING TESTING: K-PREP:
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: November 5-December 14, 2018

Window 2: April 15-May 24, 2019



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