OK, boys and girls, it's time to put on your thinking caps.
KEST: Kentucky Education...something or other. I forgot.
(Ahh. I just remembered: Kentucky Essential Skills Test)
KIRIS: Kentucky Instructional Results Information System
CATS: Commonwealth Accountability Testing System
NCLB - No Child Left Behind (federal)
Avoiding KEST, KIRIS and CATS, tell us your best ideas for the new test.
Surely it won't remain the Senate Bill 1 Test.
I hear that KDE staff are beginning to play the same game. They've been known to check in here now and again. Perhaps some will share their thoughts here.
To stimulate thinking, here's non-exclusive list of words Lisa Gross came up with to get the wheels turning:
21st century; Ability; Accomplish; Accomplishment; Accountability; Achievement; Achieving; All; Assessment; Attain; Attainment; Capacity; Child; Children; Classify; Classification; Commonwealth; Core; Data; Determine; Determining; Direct; Directing; Drive; Driving; Each; Effective; Evaluate; Evaluating; Every; Future; Gain; Gaining; Gauge; Guide; Guiding; Inform; Information; Instruct; Instruction; Kentucky; Learn; Learner; Learning; Master; Mastering; Mastery; Measure; Measurement; Measuring; Move; Moving; Next-Generation; Perform; Performance; Prepare; Preparation; Process; Proficient; Proficiency; Rate; Rating; Reach; Reaching; Ready; Record; Report; Reporting; Results; Skill; Skills; Standard; State; Strategy; Strength; Strengthen; Student; Subject; Succeed; Success; System; Teacher; Test; Validate; Validating; Validation; Value.
Add to that: Longitudinal; Progress...
Name it, but make it snappier than Longitudinal Measures Approximating Student Attainment of Kentucky Core Academic Standards