Assessment

Last Updated: 8/14/2020 8:18 PM

Leslie Robertson McKinney
  Leslie Robertson McKinney 
  Director of Academic Support 

 

Opting-out of testing is NOT and option in Kentucky.

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CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT ASSESSMENT DATA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as Amended governs access to records and data maintained by an educational institution and the release of such records or data.  Each staff member is accountable for ensuring the confidentiality of all student records in accordance with FERPA.

ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Local Assessment Calendar

TEST WHO PURPOSE/ REQUIRED USE DISTRICT WINDOW
DRA

Elementary students in the area of reading. K-5

The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is an individually administered assessment of a child’s reading capabilities. It is a tool to be used by instructors to identify a student’s reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Once levels are identified, an instructor can use this information for instructional planning purposes. 

3 Times per year/ likely coincides with the District MAP window. Fall, Winter and Spring

NWEA MAP

Elementary students Grades K-5, Middle School students Grades 6-8, High School students in need of additional support Grades 9-11

(reading and  math)

MAP Growth is an interim/benchmark assessment for measuring achievement and growth in math, reading, and language (optional). It provides teachers with accurate, and actionable evidence to help target instruction for each student or groups of students regardless of how far above or below they are from their grade level. 

Fall, Winter and Spring

PREACT 8/9 and PREACT

PreACT 8/9 – 9th graders and incoming 10th graders

PreACT – 10th graders 

Supports students with early practice experience for the ACT test. It also provides an early indicator of college and career readiness that helps educators, students, and parents identify areas of academic strength and opportunity. 

Fall, Winter and Spring

Teaching Strategies Gold

Preschool

Assist teachers in documenting children’s learning over time, inform instruction and facilitate communication with families and other relevant stakeholders.

Fall, Winter and Spring

Statewide Assessment Calendar Information

TEST

TYPE

PURPOSE/ REQUIRED USE

STATUTORY AUTHORITY

ACCESS for ELLs

 

Diagnostic

Measure English language acquisition of ELLs

 

Title III requirements, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

 

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

 

Diagnostic

Measure English language acquisition of ELLs with significant cognitive disabilities

 

 

NAEP

 

Evaluative

Measure student performance for comparison among state and national populations over time

 

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Brigance Kindergarten Screener

Screener

Provides a quick and accurate assessment of a child's development in five areas: Academic/Cognitive, Language, Development, Physical Development, Self-Help and Social-Emotional Development.

704 KAR 5:070

ACT

Summative

College Admissions exam vendor. Primary use of the college admissions exam is to measure students’ level of readiness for college in core academic content areas.

SB 158

Senate Bill 1, 2017

AP

Summative

Governed by the college board.  Students take an end-of-course exam and, based on their numerical score, may be awarded college credit for the course.

SB 158

CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test

Screener

Assessment intended to estimate students' learned reasoning and problem solving abilities through a battery of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal test items. Used as part of screening for GT Identification.

704 KAR 3:285. Programs for the Gifted and Talented.

KPREP

Summative

K-PREP is a criterion-referenced test developed specifically to measure the Kentucky Academic Standards. Student performance levels (novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished) are used to describe how well students perform to Kentucky-specific standards.

SB 158

End of Course (EOC) Assessment for Early Graduates

Summative for Students on Early Graduate Path ONLY

Early Graduation is a deliberate pathway for students in grades 9-11 who wish to move on when ready, receive a diploma from the district and be eligible for acceptance into Kentucky public universities and non-profit independent colleges and universities. The pathway provides a financial scholarship, known as the Early Graduation Certificate, to support this action.

704 KAR 3:305

 

ASSESSMENT

STUDENTS TO BE TESTED

STATE/ DISTRICT WINDOW

RESULTS EXPECTED

ACCESS for ELLs

 

Grades K-12

January – February

 

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

 

Grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

January – February

 

NAEP

 

Sample population for grades 4-8 and 12

*Note schools that participate are randomly chosen

Late January to Early March

No school-wide or student data generated

Brigance

Incoming Kindergarten Students

The regulation indicates that children may be screened no more than 15 calendar days prior to school starting and no later than the 30th instructional day of the school year.

Teachers have results immediately and are to share with parents at or before the first parent/teacher conference.

ACT

11th Graders

March

Summer

AP

Students enrolled in an AP course may take the AP exam.

May

Summer

CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test

3rd and 6th Graders

Fall

Contact the GT Department for more information.

KPREP

Grade 3 – Reading and Math

Grade 4 – Reading, Math and Science

Grade 5 – Reading, Math and Social Studies, Writing

Grade 6 – Reading and Math

Grade 7 - Reading, Math and Science

Grade 8 - Reading, Math and Social Studies, Writing

Grade 10 – Reading and Math

Grade 11 – Science and Writing

Last 14 instructional school days of the year.

Public release is October

End of Course (EOC) Assessment for Early Graduates

Students in Grades 9-11 who are on the Early Graduation Pathway

EOCS are available for:  Algebra II, Biology, English II and US History.

Throughout the school year in one of the 3 designated windows. NOV - APR

Individual and aggregate score reports will be provided to District Assessment Coordinators and shared with students.