KPREP

 

KPREP and ESL

Requirements for English Learners to take the KPREP assessment can be found on the KDE website (below), however, usually after being in the United States for one year, the student is required to take the assessment.  If they have not been in the country for very long (under 3 years) this is a daunting task.  This is especially difficult at the middle and high school levels.  Added to the language difficulty are other factors such as the student's education in his or her home country, the student's parents' education, the student's literacy in his or her own language, etc.  There are many things a teacher can do to help the EL be able to navigate through an assessment.  One thing is to show them how to zero in on key words and how to work around vocabulary with which they aren't familiar.  Another way to help them is to provide them with graphic organizers to help them brainstorm vocabulary and to organize it into an answer.  (for writing prompts)  Below is a list of test words they need to understand.  Go to the graphic organizer section for sample organizers. 


 

 

 

Word

Short Student Friendly Phrases

Trace

Follow, track outline, list in steps

Analyze

Think through, break apart, break into pieces

Infer

Figure out, read between the lines, predict, what are they trying to say

Evaluate

Judge, value of, meaning, examine, solve, test for the truth of, tell one good and one bad

Formulate

Come up with, make a plan, develop, make, create

Describe

Tell about, show me, list details

Support

Provide reasons, tell reasons, give examples, back it up

Explain

Tell all about, tell what and why, tell how, teach to someone else

Summarize

Tell main parts, bottom line, main ideas

Compare

List sames, all the ways they are alike

Contrast

List differences, all the ways they are different

Predict

Educated guess, tell what could or may happen, look into the future

http://education.ky.gov/AA/distsupp/Pages/K-PREP.aspx (about KPREP and resources)

http://education.ky.gov/AA/items/Pages/K-PREPItems.aspx  (released items by grade)

Additional K-PREP information, such as Reference Sheets and the K-PREP Blueprint, are available from the K-PREP page.
  
  
  
  
K-PREP Sampler 2012 MA gr3.pdf
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Grade 3 2012 K-PREP Sample Math 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 MA gr4.pdf
  
Grade 4 2012 K-PREP Sample Math 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 MA gr5.pdf
  
Grade 5 2012 K-PREP Sample Math 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 MA gr6.pdf
  
Grade 6 2012 K-PREP Sample Math 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 MA gr7.pdf
  
Grade 7 2012 K-PREP Sample Math 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 MA gr8.pdf
  
Grade 8 2012 K-PREP Sample Math 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 RD gr3.pdf
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Grade 3 2012 K-PREP Sample Reading 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 RD gr4.pdf
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Grade 4 2012 K-PREP Sample Reading 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 RD gr5.pdf
  
Grade 5 2012 K-PREP Sample Reading 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 RD gr6.pdf
  
Grade 6 2012 K-PREP Sample Reading 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 RD gr7.pdf
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Grade 7 2012 K-PREP Sample Reading 2/1/2012
K-PREP Sampler 2012 RD gr8.pdf
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Grade 8 2012 K-PREP Sample Reading 2/1/2012
Stanford10 NRT Grade 3 Combined.pdf
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2012 Examples of NRT portion of K-PREP for Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, Language, Science and Social Studies. 1/1/2012
Stanford10 NRT Grade 4 Combined.pdf
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2012 Examples of NRT portion of K-PREP for Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, Language, Science and Social Studies. 1/1/2012
Stanford10 NRT Grades 5 and 6 Combined.pdf
  
2012 Examples of NRT portion of K-PREP for Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, Language, Science and Social Studies. 1/1/2012
Stanford10 NRT Grades 7 and 8 Combined.pdf
  
2012 Examples of NRT portion of K-PREP for Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, Language, Science and Social Studies. 1/1/2012
Writing Gr 5 Psg Based Informative_Explanatory.pdf
  
ODW Grade 5 Passage-based Prompt - Informative/Explanatory 2/21/2012
Writing Gr 5 Stand Alone Opinion.pdf
  
ODW Grade 5 Stand Alone Prompt - Opinion 2/21/2012
Writing Gr 6 Psg Based Argumentative.pdf
  
ODW Grade 6 Passage-based Prompt - Argumentative 2/21/2012
Writing Gr 6 Stand Alone Narrative.pdf
  
ODW Grade 6 Stand Alone Prompt - Narrative 2/21/2012
Writing Gr 8 Psg Based Argumentative.pdf
  
ODW Grade 8 Passage-based Prompt - Argumentative 2/21/2012
Writing Gr 8 Stand Alone Informative_Explanatory.pdf
  
ODW Grade 8 Stand Alone Prompt - Informative/Explanatory 2/21/2012
Writing Gr10 Psg Based Argumentative.pdf
  
ODW Grade 10 Passage-based Prompt - Argumentative 3/21/2012
Writing Gr10 Stand Alone Inf_ExpUpdated.pdf
  
ODW Grade 10 Stand Alone Prompt - Informative/Explanatory 3/21/2012
Writing Gr11 Psg Based Argumentative.pdf
  
ODW Grade 11 Passage-based Prompt - Argumentative 3/21/2012
Writing Gr11 Stand Alone Informative_Explanatory.pdf
  
ODW Grade 11 Stand Alone Prompt - Informative/Explanatory 3/21/2012
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KDE Assessment Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
500 Mero Street, 17th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394

 

Kentucky Released Items link: http://education.ky.gov/AA/items/Pages/K-PREPItems.aspx

K-PREP

KPREP is the state assessment for Kentucky.  This assessment will be taken by students on the last 14 school days of the year.  See the links below for sample assessments, similar to KPREP with a common core foundation, as well as released items from KPREP.  See below for links to other information…

Writing:

 Constructed Responses are an important component in the upcoming assessments.  On-Demand, Short Answer Questions (SAQs) and Extended Response Questions (ERQs, fka ORQs) are parts of the assessment. 

Below are website that will assist us in preparing for our assessments, including writing.

Arizona:

http://www.azed.gov/standards-development-assessment/aims/support-materials/

Sample assessments, specifically, see writing.  (Annotated student writing included on that page).

Arkansas:

http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/benchmark/BenchmarkBook.PDF

Colorado:

Math Extended Response

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/documents/csap/released_items/2005_math_releaseditems.pdf

Florida:

http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatsmpl.asp

Not a tremendous amount here, but it is also written by Pearson.

Illinois:

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/htmls/sample_books.htm

3-5th sample assessments.  Assessments are written by Pearson and have the same blueprint as our assessment.

Math Extended and Short answer:

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/htmls/math_released_er.htm

http://www.isbe.net/assessment/reading.htm  reading specific

Indiana:

http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment/istep-grades-3-8 sample assessments

Kentucky:

New materials: http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/District+Support/K-PREP+Assessments/K-PREP+Administration+Materials.htm

New Samples: http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/District+Support/Link+to+Released+Items/Sample+Assessment+Items+for+K-PREP.htm 

K-PREP sample assessment, not a great deal here, but better than nothing.

Three Modes of Writing in KCAS     DRAFTKentuckyWritingRubric 2012  

Writing K-2 RUBRIC DRAFT 2012

Writing 3-5 Rubric for 2012   

Writing ArgumentScoring RubricTemplate Task1 2012

Writing LDC Scoring Rubric for Informational or Explanatory Template Tasks 2012  

Writing LDC narrativeRubric 2012

ERQ Rubric

SAQ Rubric

On Demand Criteria

Bourbon County, KY:  http://www.bourbon.kyschools.us/boco/assessment/index.htm

 Massachusetts:

Reading:  http://www.mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/reading/index.html

This site has sample assessments questions, sample passages and links to each of the standards.

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2011/

Math:  http://www.mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

This site has sample assessment questions links to each of the standards

New Jersey:

http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/es/njask/ (extended response samples located on this site)

New York:

http://www.nysedregents.org/Grade8/SocialStudies/20080603book1.pdf

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/SeeStudentWork/default.htm

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/common-core-sample-questions/

Grades 3-8

Ohio:

http://education.ohio.gov/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=240&ContentID=4348&Content=108226

Pennsylvania:

http://www.pdesas.org/module/assessment/Search.aspx#assessmentsearch

Elementary only

Math Extended Response

http://webs.rps205.com/curriculum/k5math/extended.html

Math Multiple Choice:

http://www.seapyramid.net/rt/third-grade-stanford-10-test-sample-questions/