Assessment & Accountability


As educators we are focused more than ever on narrowing the achievement gap. The gap between student populations of varying demographics, such as minority, economically disadvantaged, learning-disabled, or students with language barriers is continuing to widen despite recent efforts. We believe the opportunity for the relevance of assessment in learning is here and most of all assessment practice focused at the school and classroom level. Assessment is inherently a skilled tool that can be honed by the professional teacher to not only assess learning, but to motivate learning. In this manner, assessment becomes a fundamental part of teaching and is made most useful by the assessment literate teacher. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative offers this site as a resource and place to collaborate as colleagues to better understand our evolving accountability system and to better our ability to use assessment for learning.

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Accountability Updates

Update 11-5-18

10th grade reading & math field test, 11th grade science and 11th grade on-demand writing will all be administered on-line this school year. 11th grade ACT will be administered on the following dates: Standard Time Initial Test Date – March 12, 2019 Accommodations Testing Window – March 12-15, 18-22, 25-26, 2019 Standard Time Makeup Test Date – April 24, […]

Update 11-1-18

Raise the bar. Close the gap. Dear Kentucky educators, This is the first of what I hope to be many messages to you addressing the needs of Kentucky’s most precious resource: our children. I’d like to take just a few moments to introduce myself and discuss my vision for Kentucky’s schools. I started my career […]

Update 10-1-18

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is pleased to announce that ACT has been selected as the vendor for the college admissions exam, required as part of the state testing program. The new college admission’s contract with ACT is for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years and can be renewed for an additional four years. KDE’s […]