Guidance and Resources

Participation in State Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Published: 4/28/2023 7:13 PM

​​​​​​​The Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) is a state assessment provided to all students, including students with disabilities. The Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (Alt-KSA) is provided to Kentucky students with the most severe cognitive disabilities. The contacts below offer assistance to teachers and administrators who support students participating in the assessments.  ​​​

Participation Guidance​

This page includes guidance for Admission and Release Committees (ARCs) when determining participation in state assessments for students with disabilities.

Standards and Instruction​

This page includes standards-based instructional resources f​or teachers and administrators who support students with significant cognitive and adaptive disabilities who participate in the Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (Alt-KSA).


For questions concerning the administration of state assessments including an overview of the assessment components, training requirements, testing windows, forms and other resources, please contact the Office of Assessment and Accountability at (502) 564-4394.

For questions concerning the Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) decision for students to participate in the Alt-KSA, please contact the Office of Special Education and Early Learning at (502) 564-4970.​


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