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State Testing & Accountability

The U.S. Department of Education required states to implement school accountability and school identification requirements for the 2021-22 school year. The Kentucky Board of Education approved amendments to 703 KAR 5:270 to include changes required by Senate Bill 158 (2020), and it became effective in the fall of 2021. 

The accountability system now includes an exclusive list of six state indicators that measure school performance:

  • State Assessment Results in reading and mathematics
  • State Assessment Results in science, social studies, and writing
  • English Learner Progress
  • Quality of School Climate and Safety
  • Postsecondary Readiness (high school only)
  • Graduation Rate (high school only)

The system's overall performance for each district, school, and student demographic group combines the current year's status and improvement from the prior year. Districts' and schools' results are displayed on a color-coded online dashboard. 

In Fayette County Public Schools, we are proud to provide a well-rounded educational journey that illustrates how our students are more than just their test scores. Hear a few firsthand experiences:

More Than A Score

Archives: 2023 Results

FCPS outperforms state averages and shows progress in key areas

Released by KDE on Oct. 31, 2023

Resources

FCPS Assessment Calendar

Kentucky School Report Card

Kentucky Department of Education's 'Open House'

National Center for Education Statistics

Contacts:

Brooke Stinson
director 
of Assessment

Cathy Bowers,
administrative assistant
(859) 381-4197