Testing Information

  • At Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, we are committed to preparing all of our students for success in college and career.  Since our families are important partners in that work, we try to regularly share updates about how your child is doing at school.

    Last year, high school students took the following tests that factor into state accountability:

    • Reading: ACT Reading section for all 2017-18 11th grade students
    • Math: ACT Math section for all 2017-18 11th grade students
    • Writing: Grade 11 KPREP On-Demand Writing for all 2017-18 11th grade students
    • ACT: Academic readiness transition indicator for all 2017-18 11th grade students
    • Various career indicators such as industry certifications and end of program exams as career transition readiness indicator for 2017-18 11th grade students who completed a career pathway

    According to the results made public today, PLD earned scores that exceed the state cut scores in all three reporting areas:


    State Cut Scores

    Dunbar Scores




    Transition Readiness*



    Graduation Rate



    *Formerly college and career readiness

    Thank you for all you do at home to support the success of your teen. Our students deserve the very best education we can give them and with the help of our families and community, we’ll continue to improve.

Testing Dates

  • March 12, 2019

    • ACT:  10th and 11th grade
    • practice ACT:  9th grade

    March 18-22, 2019

    • Career and Technical Education End of Program Assessments:  eligible students in career pathways

    April 15-26 

    • Reading and math field tests:  10th grade

    May 6-17

    • Advanced Placement Exams:  registered students (see Guidance for more information) 


    • Science and On-Demand Writing tests:  11th grade
    • MAP math & reading spring window:  9th grade