Policy Documents

K-PREP Data Sourcebook

Richard G. Innes –
December 1, 2012

In this policy report, Innes writes that, 

Kentucky finds itself in the national spotlight for public school testing. The reason: new “Kentucky Performance Report for Educational Progress” (K-PREP) tests in elementary and middle school reading and mathematics are the first in the nation to be fully developed around the new Common Core State Standards. Those new standards have been adopted by more than 45 states, so Americans all across the country are anxious to see how these new standards and tests based on those standards actually perform.

The math and reading scores from the K-PREP are only part of long-awaited results from Kentucky’s new public school assessment and accountability programs. The results from the KPREP tests and the new “Unbridled Learning” school accountability program were long overdue when they were finally made public on November 2, 2012.

He continues:

The sourcebook also examines the serious question about performance gaps as they are reported by K-PREP as opposed to what Kentuckians used to get from the No Child Left Behind program. The sourcebook draws in part from individual blogs posted by the author in the Bluegrass Policy Blog starting on the official score release date of November 2, 2012. This will be an assessment and accountability program.