Assessment Support

Assessment Support

Published: 4/3/2019 10:10 AM

The Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability (OSAA) 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 on the application of testing data and research to improve instruction.

​Current Happenings

  • ACT Testing
    • March 12 - State Administration
    • April 24 - Makeup Administration
    • Test Window: April 15-26
  • Grade 10 Online Field Test
    • PearsonAccessNext Open for ordering accommodated materials
    • TestNAV and other testing information available on K-PREP page
    • Test Window April 15-26
  • Revised standards for Health Education, Physical Education, Reading and Writing, and Mathematics were adopted into law in March 2019. See the Content Area Standards page for details.


Training Sessions
  • DAC Training PowerPoints and recorded sessions for are available on the Meetings and Trainings page. 
  • DAC Monthly Webcasts are Live at 11 a.m. ET on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Language Proficiency trainings are found on the ACCESS for ELLs page.
  • Alternate K-PREP trainings are found on the Alternate K-PREP Trainings page.
  • K Screen Training of Trainers (TOT) in Frankfort July 23


  • Allegation Reporting

    ​A violation of 703 KAR 5:080, Administration Code for Kentucky's Assessment Program, or 703 KAR 5070, Inclusion of Special Populations in the State Required Assessment and Accountability Program results in a testing allegation. The link below is intended for District Assessment Coordinators to report allegations of inappropriate testing practices. 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 Standards, Assessment and Accountability (OSAA) 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.

  • Communications

    The Division 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 Program.

  • 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. (To see the statute and regulation in their entirety, use the LRC Search application.)  Additionally, the report card must incorporate the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Rhonda Sims
Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2256 Ext 4751
Fax (502) 564-7749

2018-19 Test Windows


is available for students on the Early Graduation Pathway.

English Language Proficiency Testing (ACCESS for ELLs):
Jan. 2 - Feb. 8, 2019

(grade 11) 2019

March 12, 2019 - ACT State Administration
April 24, 2019 - ACT State Administration Makeup Day
March 12-15, 18-22, 25-26 - ACT Accommodated Testing Window

March 12-14 and 19-21, 2019 - ACT Online Testing Window
Online testing is available only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar for grades 3 through 8 and 11

(The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress [K-PREP] is a CRT assessment with Reading and Mathematics based upon Kentucky Academic Standards.)

Alternate K-PREP:

Attainment Tasks (AT)

Window 1: Nov. 5 - Dec. 14, 2018
Window 2: Apr. 15 - May 24, 2019

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