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K-PREP

K-PREP

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.

Source:
www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/District+Support/K-PREP+
Assessments/





Click on the link below to access K-PREP Testing Blueprints and RELEASED ITEMS!

www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/District+Support/Link+to+Released+
Items/Sample+Assessment+Items+for+K-PREP.htm



 Click on the link below to access K-PREP Scoring Guides and Sample Answer Boxes:

www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/
District+Support/K-PREP+Assessments/K-PREP+Administration+Materials.htm



Click on the link below to access KDE's Deconstructed Standards:

www.education.ky.gov/kde/instructional+resources/curriculum+documents+and+
resources/english+language+arts+deconstructed+standards.htm



Click on the link below to access NAEP Practice Questions:
CAUTION!!! BE SURE that questions chosen match NEW Standards!!!

nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/default.aspx


K-PREP Info
Two Types of Questions

Selected Response
(Norm Referenced/
Criterion Referenced Items)
Constructed Response
(Criterion Referenced Items)
In selected response questions, students are provided a selection of answers from which to
choose.
 
According to SB1, in a constructed response, students use their knowledge to "construct"
their own answers to the following types of
questions:
Examples:

Multiple Choice

Examples:

Fill in the Blank (probably won't see this year)
Extended Response
Short Answer
On Demand Writing