Lewis County High School

Types of Assessment

The PLAN program helps tenth graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides information needed to address school districts' high-priority issues. The exam assesses four subjects (English, mathematics, reading and science) and is a predictor of success on the ACT.
The ACT is administered in the spring of a student’s junior year. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. The tests emphasize reasoning, analysis, problem solving, and the integration of learning from various sources, as well as the application of these proficiencies to the kinds of tasks that college students are expected to perform.
These CPE (Council on Postsecondary Education) benchmarks are used as a college-readiness indicator. Note: While students are required to meet these benchmarks for college readiness, colleges and universities, especially those out of state, are likely to require the ACT benchmarks rather than the CPE benchmarks for admission purposes.
COMPASS is an non-timed, computer-adaptive college placement test given at Kentucky high schools to grade 12 students that have not met the Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE) benchmarks on the ACT.

The Kentucky Online Testing (KYOTE) placement testing system provides free online placement exams that measure preparedness for college level learning in mathematics, reading and writing. Students who have not met ACT benchmarks in mathematics, reading or English should take the college readiness math exam, reading exam or writing exam, respectively, following the completion of a transitional course or some other targeted intervention in each area. 

What assessments are used for Career Readiness?

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
No military items are included and the test is based on research to help predict success in a wide range of different jobs. The results help focus student interest and aptitude for careers – both military and civilian. Scores on each test are provided as well as scores clustered around Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science/Technical Skills. Benchmark = 50 AFQT

WorkKeys, developed by ACT, is an assessment system that measures “real world” skills. WorkKeys assessments measure abilities in four key areas: Communication, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills and Personal Skills. Based on their performance in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information, individuals may obtain ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). Depending on their performance, recipients are awarded certificates of Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Benchmark = Silver Certificate (4 or above on applied math, locating information, and reading for information)

(Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards and Assessments)
These assessments measure of technical skill attainment for federal Perkins accountability. KOSSA includes foundational academic, employability, and occupational specific skills as identified by business and industry. Benchmark = 70

Industry Certificates
A certification must meet the criteria identified below to be considered for federal Perkins Accountability and the Career Readiness accountability: 1. Recognized, endorsed, or required by industry. 2. Written and verified by national or state industries. 3. Curriculum and certification aligned with state and/or national standards. 4. Certification must be an end of program assessment related to the student’s identified career pathway achieved through a sequence of courses. Benchmarks vary by certificate.

Other Career Readiness terminology

What does it mean to be preparatory in a career pathway?
This means a student has completed two career and technical education credits in a preparatory program and is enrolled in the third credit course(s).

What is the "sequence of courses" that a student must take to be preparatory in a career pathway?
This is a sequence of progressive, non-duplicative courses that result in earning four credits in career and technical education occupations, careers, or professions.
What does "completer" status in a career pathway mean?
A student is considered a "completer" when he or she has completed four (4) approved credits within the pathway (3 recommended and 1 elective) and graduates from high school.
What does it mean if a student is "exploring" in a career pathway?
This occurs when a student has declared a career pathway, but has not completed the minimum number of classes to be considered preparatory and sit for a career readiness assessment.
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79 Lions Lane, P.O. Box 99, Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 6067962823 | Fax: 6067963066
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