Unbridled Learning: K-PREP

Within the process of teaching and learning, assessment plays a pivotal role in guiding curriculum and instructional decisions.  Teachers use both informal and formal assessments to gauge the level of mastery of students in relation to standards, and consequently to enhance and align curriculum and instruction to meet the respective needs of students.  The links on this page provide the “big picture” of assessment through the Unbridled Learning Kentucky Testing System.

The next-generation learners accountability model is centered around college and career readiness for all students. This system requires annual public reporting of disaggregated student outcome measures in math, reading and science to determine school performance.

This new accountability model holds both schools and districts accountable for improving student performance based on the following measures:
  • Achievement (Content Areas are reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing.)
  • Gap (percentage of proficient and distinguished) for the Non-Duplicated Gap Group for all five content areas
  • Growth in reading and mathematics (percentage of students at typical or higher levels of growth)
  • College Readiness as measured by the percentage of students meeting benchmarks in three content areas on EXPLORE at middle school
  • College/Career-Readiness Rate as measured by ACT benchmarks, college placement tests and career measures
  • Graduation Rate

For additional information regarding the Unbridled Learning Accountability Model, Senate Bill 1, NCLB, the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests, and Parent Resources regarding state-required testing, please go to the following link:  http://education.ky.gov/comm/UL/Pages/default.aspx

 




 

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