Assessment and Accountability

Janice Marcum
District Assessment Coordinator
Boyd County Board of Education Office
928-4141 ext. 2008

This page provides the public with information and resources as to various assessments given and performance scores from our schools and district.
With the passage of Senate Bill 1 in the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is poised at the beginning of a new era in public school assessment and accountability. Senate Bill 1 addresses many areas – what will be tested, how subjects will be tested, when tests are given, what should comprise the public school accountability system and more. Boyd County Public Schools will continue to meet the challenges of state assessments as well as support district assessments for students in reading, math and other content areas. Our schools and district have shown tremendous gains over the past five years with a continual rise in assessment scores. As our vision statement reads, Boyd County Public Schools is "The Leader In Learning".


Explore/Plan State Testing Window

Monday, September 15 - Friday, September 26, 2014


Winter MAP Testing Window

Monday, December 1-Friday, December 19, 2014


ITBS/CogAT Testing Window

Grade 3

Monday, December 1-Friday, December 19, 2014



Monday, February 9-Friday, February 13, 2015


NAEP Testing- Ponderosa 4th Graders Only

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 10, 2015 (make-up test date)



Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13, 2015



Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (initial test date)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (make-up test date)
Tuesday, March 3 - 17, 2015 Accommodations Test Window


Spring MAP Testing Window

Monday, March 9-Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring K-PREP Testing Window

High School:  Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15

Middle School:  Wednesday, May 13 - Tuesday, May 19

Elementary School:  Wednesday, May 13 - Tuesday, May 19


High School End-of-Course Testing

Week of May 18th

Additional Info

This link takes you to the Kentucky Dept. of Education (KDE) website. Choose the district and/or school you would like to view to see the assessment data.
This link takes you to the KDE website. Choose the district and/or school you would like to view.

Non-academic Data
This link takes you to the KDE site where you can view dropout, graduation, retention, attendance, and successful transition to adult life rates. It is lagged one year and contributes a specific percentage to a school’s overall accountability index.

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Reports
This link provides access to the 2010 report that summarizes the components of making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the federal legislation known as No Child Left Behind. This link will direct you to the KDE website. Select the district, school and year you would like to view.

NCLB Growth Charts

These links show longitudinal data for NCLB. Charts show the percentage of students scoring Proficient or Distinguished in Reading and Mathematics.

Longitudinal Data for BCPS students

Information describing EXPORE, ACT's curriculum-based achievement test for 8th or 9th graders. EXPLORE provides and early indicator of college readiness and opportunities for students to find careers that mach their interests.

Information describing PLAN, ACT's college readiness test for 10th graders. PLAN is an excellent predictor of performance on the ACT.

ACT (American College Test) Homepage
ACT's homepage links to all ACT's programs, services, research, innovative users, and much more.