Kentucky’s new assessment and accountability system is under development. More details will be forthcoming.
Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, required a new public school assessment program beginning in the 2011-12 school year. These assessments were collectively named the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests.
The assessment for grades 3-8 is a criterion-referenced test (CRT) consisting of multiple-choice (MC), extended-response (ER) and short answer (SA) items. K-PREP is based on Kentucky Academic Standards and customized for Kentucky.
NCS Pearson has been awarded the contract to provide all assessments for grades 3-8 and writing on-demand at high school.
NCS Pearson currently provides large-scale assessment services in more than 25 states and for the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information concerning the science assessment at grades 4 and 7 became available at the February 2018 DAC Meetings. See DAC/BAC Manual and Grades 4 and 7 Test Administrator Manuals (TAMs) for details.
2018-2019 K-PREP Blueprint
KDE Calculator Policy
PERFORMANCE LEVEL DESCRIPTORS
K-PREP REFERENCE SHEETS
Short Answer Response Space
Extended Response Answer Space
KDE DAC Information
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