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Assessment

Jenny Sweet, District Assessment Coordinator
606-256-1111


Beginning in 1990, Kentucky chose to have an all-inclusive assessment and accountability system by having all Kentucky public school students participate in annual testing with the results of those assessments included in the state’s accountability system for schools and districts.

Kentucky tests students on various subjects beginning in grade 3. See a list of the mandatory tests at each grade level, as well as the tests which are administered to select students. On average, administering Kentucky’s state-level assessments take less than one percent (1%) of the total instructional time in a given school year.

K-PREP
Required
Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress
Grades 3-8, 10, 11
Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Writing
Window: During last 14 instructional days of the school’s calendar

ACT
Required
Grade 11
Window: March

End-Of-Course
ACT QualityCore
Required
Tested upon completion of high school credit for Algebra II, Biology, English 10 and U.S. History.

ACCESS for ELLs
Required
Language Proficiency assessment for students who are English Learners (EL)
Window: January 1 – Mid-February
College/Career Readiness
These tests are optional for the state accountability system, but students on a career pathway may be required to participate in one or more of these assessments due to local policy.

College Readiness
ACT Compass
KYOTE

Meet benchmarks set by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to demonstrate college readiness.

Career Readiness
ACT WorkKeys
KOSSA
ASVAB
Industry Certificates

 


> A Parent’s Guide to Testing in Kentucky

> A Parent’s Guide to School Accountability


 

Assessment Resource Links

ACT QualityCore/End of Course http://www.act.org/stateservices/kentucky/index.html

ACT Student Site http://www.actstudent.org/

ACT Work Keys http://www.act.org/products/workforce-act-workkeys/

ACT Compass http://www.act.org/products/higher-education-act-compass/

K-Prep http://education.ky.gov/AA/distsupp/Pages/K-PREP.aspx

KYOTE https://www.kyote.org/mc/kyoteDefault.aspx


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