Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Learn what precautions you can take about the coronavirus.

Call the KY Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit its COVID-19 webpage.

More information also is available on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.

Assessment Support

Meetings and Trainings

Published: 5/26/2020 2:15 PM

​The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) 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. ​

February DAC Trainings

Each February, DAAS holds a series of meetings for DACs across Kentucky  to provide trainings and answer questions concerning spring state assessments. This year, there are four videos with accompanying PowerPoints and two additional PowerPoints concerning how to use PearsonAccessnext

Videos for KDE DAC Training Series

KDE DAC Training Series PowerPoints

Accountability Updates

Edcast Accountability Update - April 16, 2019

Beginning in 2018-2019, an overall 5-star rating will be determined by setting standards for low to high performance on six indicators. These indicators will also determine if a school is considered as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) or Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI).

Quality Control (QC) Day Trainings

2018-2019 Accountability Reporting and Spring 2020 Testing

This training has information about 2018-2019 accountability and Spring 2020 testing

Proficiency & Separate Academic Indicators


Graduation Rate

Transition Readiness

Achievement Gap

Achievement Gap, though not an indicator, will be used to reduce a 4 or 5 star rating by one star, if significant achievement gaps are found in schools or districts.

Back to School Trainings

Alternate K-PREP Updates and Overview

Other Alternate K-PREP Trainings and Resources are available on the Alternate K-PREP pages.

Data Review and SDRR
Other resources needed for Data Review or Quality Control (QC) Day are available on the Assessment and Accountability Resources page.

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

DAC Monthly Webcasts


January PowerPoint & Video

February Cancelled

March PowerPoint & Video - [Updates since video created]
Topics: Online Field Test, COVID-19 & State Testing [K-PREP Materials held due to school closures], Legislative Update, Sample Items, K-Screen [Face to Face Trainings Canceled], ACCESS for ELLs: Pre-Reporting Validation

April 16 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: State Waiver, ACT Testing, KDE COVID-19 Information, K Screen Materials and Training, KAS Online Field Test Survey, Social Studies Fall Field Test

May 14 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: Senate Bill 158 Updates, Social Studies Fall Field Testing, Alternate Assessment Targets, Spring 2020 Field Test Findings


January PowerPoint & Video

February Cancelled

March PowerPoint & Video

April PowerPoint & Video

May PowerPoint & Video

June PowerPoint & Video

July Cancelled

August PowerPoint & Video

September Cancelled

October PowerPoint & Video

November PowerPoint & Video

December PowerPoint & Video




Additional Trainings

ACCESS For ELLs and W-APT Trainings

Assessment Regulation Trainings

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