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Assessment Support

Assessment Support

Published: 9/4/2020 2:43 PM

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

    To foster understanding of the new Assessment and Accountability system, the Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) has pulled together resources in one place needed by districts and schools.​

  • 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.

  • 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).

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

2020-2021 Test Windows


(grades 6, 9 and 12) 

September 14-18, 2020


State Fall 2020 ACT Administration:

Note: this administration is for 2019-2020 junior students who missed their opportunity to take the State Spring 2020 ACT Administration

For districts and schools that were not able to test on March 10, the initial and makeup dates are

Initial Testing Window

  • The ACT Standard Time Initial Test Date – September 22
  • The ACT Accommodations Testing Window-Sept. 22, 23, 24, 25 and 28, 29, 30, Oct. 1 and 2

Makeup Testing Window

  • The ACT Standard Time Test Date – October 6
  • The ACT Accommodations Testing Window – Oct. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12

Emergency Makeup Testing Window

  • Oct. 20 - Emergency Standard Test Date Paper
  • Oct. 20-23 & 26 - Emergency Accommodations Test Window Paper 

There will be no online testing option.

For Schools that Tested on March 10

If schools were able to administer the statewide ACT, March 10 was the school's initial ACT test date. Only one additional date is needed for makeup testing. The school's initial test date was March 10, and the makeup date is September 22



Jan. 6 - Feb. 17, 2021


State Spring 2021 ACT Administration Dates

Note: this administration is for current juniors only.

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
  • Online: March 23-25, March 30-31, and April 1

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


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 1: February 15-March 26, 2021
  • Window 2: April 19-May 28, 2021

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