The Division of Assessment Implementation provides opportunities for District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), Building Assessment Coordinators (BACs), Directors of Special Education (DoSEs), Professional Development Coordinators and other interested individuals to receive information and practice with score interpretation, data analysis, test administration and the regulations governing Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program.
2017 Back-to-School Trainings
- Getting Started Video & PowerPoint
Presented by: Joy Barr
Topics include Available Resources, Important Dates, Test Security, Administration Code Training, Inclusion of Special Populations, Science Through Course Tasks (TCT) and Reporting Allegations.
- Hot Topics Video & PowerPoint
Presented by: Jennifer Stafford and Michael Hackworth
Topics include 2016-17 Reporting, 2017-18 Testing at a Glance and the Proposed Accountability System.
- ACCESS for ELLs Video & PowerPoint
Presented by: Chris Williams
Topics include the WIDA Online Screener and Kindergarten W-APT, ACCESS 2.0, Alternate ACCESS and Timelines for August.
- Alternate K-PREP Video & PowerPoint
Presented by: Kevin O’Hair
Topics include Changes for 2017-18, Grades at Which Content Areas are Tested, Assessment Trainings and Career Readiness for Alternate Assessment.
- Testing Special Populations Video & PowerPoint
Presented by: Cindy Warren
Topics include Things to Remember, What to Expect and Use of Technology (Text Reader, Audio CD, Non-Standard Response).
- High School Video & PowerPoint
Presented by: Pam Powers and Jenni Larkins
Topics include High School State Assessments, KYOTE, WorkKeys, ACT, End-of-Course (EOC) Field Tests and EOC for Early Graduation Students
Accountability Updates Trainings
Accountability Changes Overview
Jennifer Stafford highlights the accountability changes in the following regulations:
703 KAR 5:200 (Achievement, Gap, Novice Reduction, Student Growth)
703 KAR 5:225 (AMO, School Labels, Cohort)
703 KAR 5:240 (Early Graduation, Track Back)
More detailed information on each of these regulations is available in the trainings pertaining to each updated regulation.
703 KAR 5:200
Achievement – Part 1 of 3
Joy Barr highlights the Achievement changes to the accountability system in this session, including the changes to grade-level accountability weights and Language Mechanics at the high school.
Gap & Novice Reduction – Part 2 of 3
Casey Duvall discusses the Non-Duplicated Gap Group and how to calculate Novice Reduction targets, which now include the Non-Duplicated Gap Group. This presentation has a detailed handout for calculating and understanding the new Novice Reduction Targets.
Growth – Part 3 of 3
Join Pam Powers to review the Student Growth Percentile calculation and learn how to calculate the new Student Categorical Growth. This presentation has a detailed handout for calculating Categorical Growth, the latest change to Growth.
703 KAR 5:225
Kevin O’Hair relates changes to AMO learners calculations and graduation rate calculations, while Cindy Warren discusses district/school rewards and assistance categories.
703 KAR 5:240
Discover the changes to accountability for Early Graduation and the track back for Alternative Schools/Programs with Chris Williams. This is recommended for those dealing with Early Graduation at the high school and anyone involved in determining accountability for non-A1 schools.