Advisory groups are charged with providing guidance and direction to the Kentucky Board of Education and Legislative Research Commission. These efforts include four groups charged with helping the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) build a better assessment and accountability system. The groups are comprised of educators and citizens, legislators, testing and measurement experts and legislative staff.
Kentucky Technical Advisory Committee
Senate Bill 129 (2021) amended KRS 158.6455 by removing specific language around the National Technical Advisory Panel on Assessment and Accountability (NTAPAA) and allowing Kentucky to form its own technical advisory committee. The purpose of the committee will be to provide advice and recommendations relating to the development and modification to the assessment and accountability system, development of administrative regulations governing the assessment and accountability system, setting of standards used in assessment and accountability, and KRS 158.6453, 158.6455, 158.78 or 158.860.
Legislative Research Commission (LRC)
This group advises the legislature and KBE concerning technical aspects of assessment and accountability. Staff from LRC provide feedback on assessment and accountability regulations. The nonpartisan staff are hired by the LRC director and serve all 138 members of the legislature. Partisan staff serve the legislative leadership of either chamber.
The Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) are searchable from the LRC site.
Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS)
The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) appoints the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS) that advises KBE on the development of the assessment and accountability system, and will consider the regulations promulgated.
Office of Education Accountability (OEA)
The Office of Education Accountability (OEA) is charged with advising the Legislative Research Commission and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) on the Kentucky School Testing System. Input and feedback from Kentucky citizens and educators on how to design a fair accountability system is both welcomed and valued.
To read the minutes from these committees go to the LRC Search area, choose the Meeting Minutes tab, then search for the name, such as NTAPAA.