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Assessment Support

Assessment Support

Published: 4/7/2021 11:30 AM

The Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) supports the work of districts and schools in implementing the Kentucky School Testing System. The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) supplies up-to-date information on regulations, policies and procedures, important assessment dates, manuals and forms, and information for districts and schools.

Registration for Administration Code training for allegations

Training Sessions

Assessment and Accountability Calendars

The KDE DAC Information Calendar was created in Google Calendar. Links for accessible calendars and for iCal links for integration into other mail clients are available following this calendar.

Calendar Links

Accessible Calendars open in a web browser

Calendars in iCal format for integration into other programs

Additional information from Google concerning calendars

  • Allegation Reporting

    A violation of 703 KAR 5:080, Administration Code for Kentucky's Assessment Program, or 703 KAR 5:070, Inclusion of Special Populations in the State Required Assessment and Accountability Program, results in a testing allegation. District Assessment Coordinators (DAC) may use the following link to report allegations of inappropriate testing practices: KDE/CORE Allegation Reporting. Passwords are required to access the Web application and can be obtained by contacting your District Web Application Administrator.

  • Assessment and Accountability Resources

  • Assessment Regulations Training

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky has several regulations which govern the administration of Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program. These regulations are supplemented with guides and manuals specific to each assessment.

  • DAC Communications

    The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) is charged with supporting the efforts of the District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) and school-level personnel as they implement Kentucky’s assessment and accountability system.

  • Forms

    The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) has created a number of forms that can be downloaded for use by schools and districts in implementing the state's Assessment and Accountability System.

  • Meetings and Trainings

    ​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. ​

  • School Report Card

    Each year, Kentucky schools publish School Report Cards (SRC) and post them on the Kentucky Department of Education website. Not to be confused with student report cards, School and District Report Cards provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more. The School and District Report Cards were established by statute, KRS 158.6453 (20), and regulation, 703 KAR 5:140. Additionally, the report card must incorporate the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

2020-2021 Test Windows


Is available for students on the Early Graduation Pathway.

Test Window 1: November 30-December 11, 2020

Test Window 2: February 22-March 5, 2021

Test Window 3: April 19-30, 2021


March 1 - May 7, 2021


State Spring 2021 ACT Administration Dates

Initial Testing Window

  • Standard (Paper): March 9, 2021
  • Accommodations (Paper): March 9-12 and March 15-19
  • Online Standard and Accommodations: March 9-11 and March 16-18

Makeup Testing Window

  • Standard (Paper): March 23, 2021
  • Accommodations (Paper): March 23-26 and March 29-31 & April 1-2
  • Online Standard and Accommodations: March 23-25, March 30-31, and April 1

Emergency Testing Window

  • Standard (Paper): April 13, 2021
  • Accommodations (Paper): April 13-16 and 19-23
  • Online Standard and Accommodations: April 13-15 and 20-22

Online testing is available only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

State Spring 2021 ACT Emergency Testing Window 2

  • Standard (Paper): May 5, 2021
  • Accommodations (Paper): May 5-7, and 10-11, 2021

The May date is paper only. 

If schools were unable to test in first three testing windows, please contact Shara Savage for KDE approval to utilize this testing window. 


Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar for grades 3-8, 10 and 11. (The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress [K-PREP] is a CRT assessment with Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Social Studies based upon Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS). Science, based on KAS, is assessed in grades 4, 7 and 11.)


  • Attainment Tasks (AT) Window: March 22, 2021-May 28, 2021
  • TAR: Oct. 5, 2020-May 28, 2021

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

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