Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Hopkins County High School Assessment Schedule Changed

act prepHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/7/13) – Hopkins County Schools is changing its high school assessment schedule as a result of the move on the state level to use only paper-and-pencil end-of-course tests.
 
The Kentucky Department of Education announced the switch Sunday after about 25 districts reported slow connections and dropped connections last week from the ACT Vantage testing system that is used to administer the exams. The issues, which also affected students testing in Alabama and Ohio, caused the online system to be suspended last week.
 
While ACT has been attempting to re-open the online system, KDE decided to move to the paper-and-pencil tests in order to stabilize the EOC assessment program.
 
This has resulted in a change in the assessment schedule in Hopkins County high schools.
 
The K-PREP on-demand writing assessments, originally set for next week, will now be given starting Wednesday, May 8. HCCHS will assess 10th-graders on May 8 and 11th-graders on May 9. MNHHS will assess 10th- and 11th-graders on May 9.
 
Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins high schools had planned to administer online end-of-course exams this week to students taking English II, Algebra II, Biology and U.S. History. Those will now be given next week, using paper and pencil.
 
“We expect to have them no later than May 13, which is Monday,” said Jason Clark, district director of secondary instruction and assessment. “We hope they are here earlier so we can get them distributed.”

MNHHS will give the Algebra II and U.S. History exams on Tuesday, May 14; English II on Wednesday, May 15; and Biology on Thursday, May 16. HCCHS hopes to start giving the tests on Monday, May 13, but this will depend on when the assessments arrive in the district.
 
“The schools had already planned some enhanced learning opportunities for this week,” Clark said. “Those will continue as previously scheduled.”
 
Testing continues on the original schedule at the elementary and middle school levels. The Elementary School KPREP is being given this week. Middle School KPREP will be given May 13-17.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lori Harrison

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,066.98
-55.03 (-0.32%)    
2 S&P 1,990.90
-9.22 (-0.46%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,547.77
-21.85 (-0.48%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Business Spotlight - First Security Bank

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/27/14) — First Security Bank is a 100-year-old bank, which is locally owned and operated.… Read More

Muhlenberg County Youth Soccer League Practice for Next Game

POWDERLY, Ky. (8/27/14) — Members of the Muhlenberg County Soccer League had fun Tuesday, Aug. 26 while practicing for… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 25, 2014 4232

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3847

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3395

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2880

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2865

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4232

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2388

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 25, 2014 2279

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 24, 2014 2262

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Officer Jeff Miller
August 26, 2014 1709

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 2880

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2865

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 2741

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 2074

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 1753

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 25, 2014 3847

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3395

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2524

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2455

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 1843

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06