Last Updated on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, requires a new public school assessment program beginning in the 2011-12 school year. These assessments are collectively named the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests.
The new assessment for grades 3-8 is a blended model built with norm-referenced test (NRT) and criterion-referenced test (CRT) items which consist of multiple-choice (mc), extended-response (er) and short answer (sa) items. The NRT is a purchased test with national norms and the CRT portion is 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.
Simpson Co. Schools'
KPREP testing schedule 2011-12.pdf
Tips for Test Success
· Know when tests are scheduled and keep up with results.
· Don’t schedule appointments, trips or other interruptions during testing.
· Encourage your child to review beforehand and do his/her best on testing day.
· Remind your child of the importance of reading directions carefully and not rushing through a test.
· Review results with your child. Praise success and talk about what can be done for areas in need of improvement
· Remind your child about the importance of test scores now and the impact they can have on his or her future.