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Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Combined Resources

Published: 9/27/2022 9:42 AM

  ​The Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) is the assessment provided to Kentucky students with the most severe cognitive disabilities. There are several important documents and trainings and other resources related to the Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment. This page provides information and resources on the SRD and Career Readiness, Attainment Task and Science Progression to assist students participating in the Alternate assessment. 

​Alternate KSA Systems

The Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Systems homepage which houses the Online Training System (OTS), Student Registration Database (SRD) and the Career Readiness Database (CRD) has been closed for security updates. These updates will require everyone needing access to register in the system as a new user and provide a detailed password with security questions. The intention of these security updates will focus on reducing online security attacks and attempts to breach student information. 

​Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Combined Overview/Attainment Tasks Training

These training modules are a requirement for administration of the Attainment Tasks which is part of the Kentucky Alternate Assessment.

The Overview training includes information that is pertinent to both components of the alternate assessment and provides an overview of the entire system. Important information covered in these trainings include grade level requirements and an orientation to the various assessment materials.

The Attainment Tasks (AT) training is a requirement for the certified teacher administering the two Attainment Task testing windows to any student participating in Kentucky's Alternate Assessment. This training includes specific information regarding content areas tested, accommodations permitted, simplification of materials, proper handling of secure materials and what to do after an assessment window ends.

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Transition​​​ Attainment Record Trainings​

The Transition Attainment Record (TAR) assessment is designed to provide students with severe cognitive disabilities access to modified standards aligned to Kentucky's Academic Standards. The TAR meets the testing requirements for ACT (grade 11).

The TAR is a checklist based assessment which evaluates the student's readiness in reading/writing, mathematics and science.

The TAR represents the college readiness benchmark at grade 11 for Alternate Assessment students.

Alternate KSA Science Progressions for Elementary, Middle and High School.

Earth Science

Engineering and Technology​

Life Science 1

Life Science 2

Physical Science 1

Physical Science 2

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Abbreviations​

​AT - Attainment Tasks

LCI - Learner Characteristics Inventory

SDRR - Student Data Review and Reporting Application

SRD - Student Registration Database

TAR - Transition Attainment Record​​​​


​Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Windows

Window 1: November 14 - December 16, 2022

Window 2: April 17- May 30, 2023

TAR: October 3 - May 30, 2023

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Calendar 

Alternate KSA Combined Overview AT Training

TAR Training

Coming soon

2022 Back to School Training


Jason Howard
Office of Assessment and Accountability
Division of Assessment and Accountability Support
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394 Ext. 4009

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