Kentucky educators from across the state met at the Lexington Embassy Suites on July 17-19 to provide recommendations for cut scores for each of the performance levels (Novice, Apprentice, Proficient and Distinguished) for the new science assessments at grades 4 and 7.
The three-day intensive training was facilitated by Pearson, the current testing contractor for the summative assessment; as well as the Office of Assessment and Accountability and the Office of Teaching and Learning from the Kentucky Department of Education.
The educators’ recommendations will be given to Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis for consideration. The final standards will be applied to the students’ scores from the spring 2018 administration. School/district staff, students and parents will receive the individual student score reports. Scores from the science assessments will be included in elementary and middle school’s accountability.
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