The QualityCore Instructional System is a valuable tool for teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders involved with high school Algebra II, Biology, English II and U.S, History classes. End-of-course assessments will be given in those classes for the first time in the 2011-12 school year.

The QualityCore Instructional System includes resource materials and a test builder that may be used for development of instructional materials to enhance instruction.

There are two different types of supports for learning about the QC system:

  • implementation training (free as part of the state contract)
  • professional development (purchased)

 Free implementation training

The free implementation training includes support for new users to access the QualityCore online system (i.e., how to log on to the QualityCore system and maneuvering within it). Ongoing support will provide direction on accessing resources, creating end-of-course rosters, and accessing reports after students have tested.

ACT, Kentucky Department of Education and the educational cooperatives have partnered to offer the first round of implementation training for Kentucky educators. The table below displays dates for the Implementation Trainings. Those interested should contact a local cooperative for registration information and meeting location.

Quality Core Instructional System Implementation Training Schedule

Dates Education Cooperative
July 26 Leon Mooneyhan, OVEC
Aug. 22 George Wilson, GREEC
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. CST
Aug. 23 John Settle, WKEC
Aug. 29 Stan Riggs, KEDC
Aug. 30 Curtis Hall, NKEC
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 31 H.M. Snodgrass, CKEC
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Sept. 1 Mark Cleveland, SSEC
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Sept. 2 Jeff Hawkins, KVEC
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.


Professional Development (purchased from ACT)

Professional development sessions may be purchased from ACT. PD sessions focus on instruction using QualityCore resources. The professional development opportunities are offered in half-day and five day events.

Districts working on the Board Exam Project with KDE and the National Center on Education and the Economy may participate in a five-day professional development series that includes three days in the summer, July 25, 26, 27, one day in the fall and one day in the spring. Contact Pat Trotter at (502) 564-4201 for registration, cost and meeting details.