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.

    Today, the Kentucky Department of Education released information that helps gauge how well our school is doing in our effort to help every student master the skills they will need to excel in our increasingly global society.  Students received their individual results for End of Course Exams and the ACT during the 2016-17 school year.  KPREP student score reports will be mailed home in October for all 2016-17 11th grade students.

    Here are the tests high school students take that factor into the state accountability system

    • Reading: high school students taking English II End of Course Exam
    • Math: high school students taking Algebra II End of Course Exam
    • Social high school students taking U.S. History End of Course Exam
    • Writing: Grade 11 KPREP On-Demand Writing
    • Science: A new test is under development. Scores were only released for high school students taking Biology End of Course Exam and for students with special needs who qualify for alternative assessments.
    • ACT: Grade 11

    Because the state accountability system is in transition, the state did not release a single score or label for schools this year. Instead, they gave all high schools four scores in the categories of achievement, gap, college and career readiness and graduation rate.

    Here are the scores released for our school:

    • Achievement: 69.4
    • Gap: 24.1
    • College and Career Readiness: 71
    • Graduation Rate: 91.8
    • ACT Average Score (11th Grade):  22.1

    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.