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Explore/Plan Information

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EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT are norm referenced assessments that measure college readiness.

EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT are all part of the Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS). 

They are benchmarked/norm referenced assessments that measure college readiness.  Students receive a score in content tested (reading, language, mathematics, and science reasoning) as well as an overall composite score.

Each program includes the four components that form the foundation of EPAS:


  1. Student planning
  2. Instructional support
  3. Assessment
  4. Evaluation

Scheduling for EPAS testing:


Given in September to 8th graders


Given in September to 10th graders


Given in March to 11th graders

For additional information on EPAS you can contact the district assessment coordinator or visit https://forms.act.org/epas/


For Questions About Madison County Assessment

Contact:  Steve Evans, Madison County Schools Assessment Coordinator

Email:  steven.evans@madison.kyschools.us

Phone:  859-624-4500 ext 1102