Whitney Paul, District Assessment Coordinator
Caverna Independent Schools
1102 N. Dixie Hwy., Cave City, KY 42127
p: (270) 773-2530 f: (270) 773-2524
Sections 1112(e)(2)(A)-(B) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the following regarding testing transparency.
(2) TESTING TRANSPARENCY.— (A) IN GENERAL. – At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the local educational agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable. (B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. – Subject to subparagraph (C), each local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall make widely available through public means (including by posting in a clear and easily accessible manner on the local educational agency’s website and, where practicable, on the website of each school served by the local educational agency) for each grade served by the local educational agency, information on each assessment required by the State to comply with section 1111, other assessments required by the State, and where such information is available and feasible to report, assessments required districtwide by the local educational agency, including—
(i) the subject matter assessed;
(ii) the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used;
(iii) the source of the requirement for the assessment; and
(iv) where such information is available—(I) the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment, and the schedule for the assessment; and (II) the time and format for disseminating results.
Information about these requirements can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Assessments webpage (https://education.ky.gov/AA/Assessments/Pages/default.aspx).
For further questions or to obtain a hard copy of this material please direct your inquiry to Whitney Paul, District Assessment Coordinator.
2022-2023 MAP Testing (District-Wide Benchmark Testing)
Map Testing is an individualized benchmark assessment students take 3 times throughout the school year (fall, winter, and spring)
For information about your child's MAP testing performance, you can contact your child's teacher. MAP Testing windows are below:
September 12-September 30
January 9-January 27
April 17-May 5
English Language Proficiency Testing (ACCESS for ELLs):
ACT STATE TESTING SCHEDULE:
Fall 2022 Senior ACT Retake Administration Dates
ACT and the Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) have set the Fall 2022 Senior ACT Retake State Administration dates.
Test Window 1: Standard and Accommodated Administration (Online) – October 4-6 & October 11-13. Accommodations Administration (Paper – limited to special circumstances) – October 4-14
Test Window 2: Standard and Accommodated Administration (Online) – October 18-20 & October 25-27. Accommodations Administration (Paper – limited to special circumstances) – October 18-28
State Spring 2023 ACT Administration Dates
Note: this administration is for current juniors only.
Online testing is available only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week
SPRING TESTING: Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA):
Last 14 Instructional Days of District Calendar for grades 3 through 8 as well as grade 11
(The Kentucky Summative Assessment [KSA] assesses Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Writing based upon Kentucky Academic Standards.)
Attainment Tasks (AT)
Students must be screened during the district screening window. The window begins 15 calendar days before the first instructional day of school and ends on the 30th instructional day of school.
Districts must enter Core Assessment and Self-help and Social-Emotional data into the Brigance OMS during the data entry window. The data entry window begins with the screening window and extends to 15 instructional days beyond the end of the screening window, but no later than October 15.
Kentucky Department of Education
- Parent Resources
- Assessment Support Documents
- Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrices