Assessment Support

Assessment Support

Published: 10/13/2023 9:35 AM

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) supports the work of districts and schools in implementing the Kentucky School Testing System. The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) supplies up-to-date information on regulations, policies and procedures, important assessment dates, manuals and forms, and information for districts and schools.

Registration for Administration Code training for allegations

Training Sessions

Assessment and Accountability Calendars

The KDE DAC Information Calendar was created in Google Calendar. Links for accessible calendars and for iCal links for integration into other mail clients are available following this calendar.

Calendar Links

Accessible Calendars open in a web browser

Calendars in iCal format for integration into other programs

Additional information from Google concerning calendars

  • Accountability and Data Release Resources

    ​​In alignment with the guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education (USED) and Kentucky's regulation, we are committed to administering summative and other state assessments for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

    To foster understanding of the 2023-2024 assessment and accountability data reporting, the Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) has gathered resources in one place.

    OAA has attempted to make a single place to begin to answer the accountability questions that may arise from the public data release. These resources include Word documents, PDFs, videos and PowerPoints.

  • Allegation Reporting

    ​A violation of 703 KAR 5:080, Administration Code for Kentucky's Assessment Program, or 703 KAR 5:070​​, Inclusion of Special Populations in the State Required Assessment and Accountability Program, results in a testing allegation. District Assessment Coordinators (DAC) may use the following link to report allegations of inappropriate testing practices: KDE/CORE Allegation Reporting. Passwords are required to access the Web application and can be obtained by contacting your District Web Application Administrator.

  • Assessment Regulations Training

    ​​​​​​​The Commonwealth of Kentucky has several regulations which govern the administration of Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program. These regulations are supplemented with guides and manuals specific to each assessment.

  • DAC Communications

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) is charged with supporting the efforts of the District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) and school-level personnel as they implement Kentucky’s assessment and accountability system.

  • Forms

    ​​The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) has created a number of forms that can be downloaded for use by schools and districts in implementing the state's Assessment and Accountability System.

  • Meetings and Trainings

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) provides opportunities for District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), Building Assessment Coordinators (BACs), Directors of Special Education (DoSEs), Professional Development Coordinators and other interested individuals to receive information and practice with score interpretation, data analysis, test administration and the regulations governing Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program. ​

  • School Report Card

    ​Each year, Kentucky schools publish School Report Cards (SRC) and post them on the Kentucky Department of Education website. Not to be confused with student report cards, School and District Report Cards provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more. The School and District Report Cards were established by statute KRS 158.6453 (20)​, and regulation 703 KAR 5:140. Additionally, the report card must incorporate the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

  • SDRR

    ​​​​The Student Data Review and Roster (SDRR) application is designed to assist district personnel in reviewing the accuracy of student assessment information in a timely fashion so that accurate results may be shared with the public as quickly as possible.

2023-2024​ Test Windows


(English Language Proficiency Testing)

ACCESS Testing Window: Jan. 4- Feb. 16, 2024

ACT State Testing Schedule

State Fall 2023 ACT Administration Dates 

ACT and OAA have set the Fall 2023 Senior ACT Retake State Administration dates: 

Test Window 1

​Standard and Accommodated Administration (Online) – October 3-5 & October 10-12

Accommodations Administration (Paper – limited to special circumstances) – October 3-13
Test Window 2
Standard and Accommodated Administration (Online) – October 17-19 & October 24-26
Accommodations Administration (Paper – limited to special circumstances) – October 17-27

​​State Spring 2024 ACT Administration Dates

ACT and OAA have set the dates for the Spring 2024 State Administration of the ACT. The date is as follows:

Initial Test Window 1

Standard & Accommodated Administration (Online) - March 12-15 & March 18-22

Accommodations Administration (Paper) - March 12-15 & March 18-22

Makeup Test Window 2

Standard & Accommodated Administration (Online) - March 26-29 & April 1-5

Accommodations Administration (Paper) - March 26-29 & April 1-5

Online testing is available only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. ACT and OAA have worked to secure an Emergency Test Window 3. OAA will work with districts should an emergency arise.​

Alternate KSA:​

  • Attainment Tasks (AT) Window 1: Nov. 13 - Dec. 15, 2023
  • Attainment Tasks (AT) Window 2: April 15 - May 24, 2024
  • TAR Administration: October 2, 2023 - May 24, 2024 ​

Common Kindergarten Entry Screener​

Window: No earlier than fifteen (15) days prior to the start of the current academic year and no later than the thirtieth (30th) instructional day of the academic year​

​KSA Spring Testing

Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar for grades 3-8, 10 and 11. The Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) is a Criterion Referenced Test (CRT)​ assessment with Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Social Studies based upon Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS). Science, based on KAS, is assessed in grades 4, 7 and 11.​

KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394

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