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Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment

Alternate KSA Resources

Published: 5/11/2022 8:23 AM

​​The Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment is the assessment provided to Kentucky students with the most severe cognitive disabilities. The resources below provide assistance to students participating in the Alternate assessment.

​Administration Guides

TAR Administration Guide ​

Overview-Attainment Task (AT) Administration Guide

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment 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. This document will assist with the registration process.


Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Systems Registration (guidance document)


Student Registration Database (SRD)

Coming Spring 2022



Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment 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 15 - December 20, 2021

Window 2: April 18 - May 27, 2022

TAR: September 27 - May 27, 2022

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Calendar 

Trainings Availability Coming Soon

Alternate KSA Combined Overview AT Training

 Instructional Resource Guide

Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Released Items and Instructional Materials

TAR 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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