- In reading and mathematics, students will take our current criterion-referenced tests, better known as Kentucky Core Content Tests, and schools will be accountable for reaching NCLB proficiency goals.
- In science and social studies, students will take our current criterion-referenced tests.
- In writing, students will take the on-demand and multiple choice portions of our current criterion-referenced tests.
- Students will take the Explore, Plan, and ACT readiness tests.
- For 2009 only, the state will provide test booklets and scoring guides for testing arts and humanities and practical/vocational, and districts will decide how to use those materials.
- For 2010 and 2011, students will take a new norm-referenced reading and mathematics test in grades 3 through 7.
One puzzle: some media reports say that schools will be accountable for science results under NCLB. So far, I haven't been able to find any Kentucky NCLB goals for science or any federal directive on when such goals must be set. I may be missing something in my research, or others may have assumed that if there is NCLB science testing, there must also be NCLB science consequences. I'll report back when I get some more information on that issue.