Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, requires a new public school assessment
program beginning in the 2011-2012 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), open-response (or) and short
answer 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.
Click on the link below to access K-PREP Testing Blueprints and RELEASED ITEMS!
Click on the link below to access K-PREP Scoring Guides and Sample Answer Boxes:
Click on the link below to access KDE's Deconstructed Standards:
Click on the link below to access NAEP Practice Questions:
CAUTION!!! BE SURE that questions chosen match NEW Standards!!!
|Two Types of Questions|
Criterion Referenced Items)
|Constructed Response |
(Criterion Referenced Items)
|In selected response questions, students are provided a selection of answers from which to |
|According to SB1, in a constructed response, students use their knowledge to "construct" |
their own answers to the following types of
Fill in the Blank (probably won't see this year)
On Demand Writing