Assessment

Amy Gilkison
Chief Academic Officer
Amber Barton - Administrative Assistant

859-292-3071


According to the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky's educational reforms are based upon the principle that schools must be held accountable for the progress of their students. Frequent, meaningful testing is required to assess the extent of student progress toward proficiency; accurate, understandable reporting is required so that all stakeholders in Kentucky education have the data needed for making effective decisions concerning school policies, programs and curricula.

Below you will find important events throughout the assessment and accountability calendar. This includes dates established by statute and regulation as well as suggested best practices for district and school personnel charged with implementing the state testing system.

TEST WINDOWS FOR 2012 - 2013

FALL TESTING:

District
Kindergarten: August 22, 2012 - October 2, 2012 - Brigance Screener
Grades K-12: September 3 - September 28, 2012 - NWEA MAP Assessment

State
Grades 8 and 10: September 17 - 28, 2012 - EXPLORE (Grade 8) and PLAN (Grade 10)

WINTER TESTING:

District

Grades K-12: December 3 - December 21, 2012 - NWEA MAP Assessment

State
Grades K-12: ACCESS for English Language Learners - January 2 - February 10, 2013

SPRING TESTING:

ACT TESTING SCHEDULE:
March 5, 2013 - ACT Administration
March 19, 2013 - ACT Administration Make-up Day
March 5 - 19, 2013 - ACT Administration window for students with accommodations

District
Grades K-12: April 8 - May 3, 2013 - NWEA MAP Assessment
Kindergarten: May 1 - May 17, 2013 - Brigance

State
Grades 3-8, 10, and 11: May 13 - May 30, 2013 (Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar) - K-PREP

End of Course Assessments
April 15 - June 14, 2013 - Algebra II, English II, U.S. History, and Biology