KDE Unbridled Learning Packet
In Kentucky, all public schools are required to participate in the new accountability model: Unbridled Learning: College/Career Readiness for All
which replaced the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System(CATS).
In this model, students take the Kentucky Performance for Educational Rating Progress (K-PREP)
assessments which measures student learning in grades 3-8 in reading, math, science, social studies and writing, and to grades 10-11 for on-demand writing. Older students also take end-of-course exams and other tests such as EXPLORE, PLAN, and the ACT (EPAS group). The K-PREP tests will be administered in a five day consecutive window the last fourteen days of the school year.
Assessment and accountability
The Unbridled Learning model holds districts accountable for five primary areas, and schools each receive a score between 0 and 100 based on these measurements:
-based on student scores on state tests;
-based on the scores of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch,
receive special education services, are learning English as a second language or whose race is
identified as African-American, Hispanic or Native American;
-compares individual student performance from year to year;
-based on college readiness exams, career aptitude tests and
the number of students who earn technical certificates;
-based on the number of students who graduate within 4 years.
State Assessment: District and School Report Card
2017 K-PREP Testing Format Items and Times 2016_11_02.pdf