Published: 2/19/2018 2:12 PM

​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) items which consist 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 coming in February 2018.
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