Sample Test Items

Published: 7/2/2013 11:50 AM
​Kentucky periodically releases test and sample items coordinated with the state assessments to help students and teachers become more familiar with the item types on state assessments.

The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessment samples have been released for each content area and for the Stanford 10 (NRT) portions of this assessments. These items will continue to expand and include annotations of student responses.

End-of-Course Constructed-Response sample items may be found on the page below. Additional sample test items are available from the Formative Item Pool in the QualityCore system and CIITS (winter 2012).

  • End-of-Course Released Items

    ​End-of-Course (EOC) assessments for English II, Algebra II and Biology will be field tested in the spring of 2018. These will become a part of accountability with the administration of the live tests in 2018-19.

    U.S. HIstory will be field tested following the update of standards.

    Released items will be available in late 2018.

  • K-PREP Sample Items

    Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) replaced the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT).
    The K-PREP assessment is a blended model of a Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) and a Norm-Referenced Test (NRT) containing multiple-choice and constructed-response items. Sample items for the K-PREP assessment are available below.
KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
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Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394