Assessment & Accountability

Mission

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 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 […]

Update 9-5-18

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS RELEASE Number 18-132                                              Sept. 5, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Fletcher Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4611 | Cell: (502) 229-1915 | E-mail: Jessica.Fletcher@education.ky.gov   BOARD DEFINES SCHOOL PERFORMANCE LEVELS […]

Update 8-22-18

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MEETING ADVISORY Number 18-121                                                      August 22, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Blessing Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4604 | E-mail: rebecca.blessing@education.ky.gov GROUP RECOMMENDS PROFILE FOR LOWEST PERFORMING […]