Although the regs have changed, the new accommodation changes will NOT impact spring 2012 testing.
Office of Assessment and Accountability
Special DAC E-Mail
February 7, 2012
ACCOMMODATION CHANGES DELAYED UNTIL 2012-2013 SCHOOLYEAR
The Kentucky Board of Education approved final revisions to 703 KAR 5:070, the Inclusion of Special Populations in the State-Required Assessment and Accountability Program, at its Wednesday, February 1 meeting. The Kentucky Department of Education has confirmed that the legal and legislative processes still required for the regulation will delay the effective date.
The new accommodation changes will NOT impact spring 2012 testing. The Office of Assessment and Accountability will further discuss the changes to the Inclusion Regulation at the upcoming District Assessment Coordinator trainings this month.
In preparation for the 2012 spring assessments, please continue to use the existing 703 KAR 5:070 Inclusion of Special Populations regulation, dated February 12, 2009. The regulation and links to training materials are located at the following link
The new accommodation changes will be effective for the 2012-13 academic year.
Districts need to continue planning for the revised accommodation procedures in the new school year, particularly how districts will support teachers to ensure students become independent readers and are able to perform the required math computations without the aid of a calculator.
If you have questions, please contact me at the e-mail and phone below.
Rhonda L. Sims
Director, Division of Support and Research
500 Mero St. 17th Fl.
Frankfort, KY 40601