Fayette County Public Schools have scheduled this spring’s state testing dates, which must fall within the last 14 days of the school year.
For elementary and middle schools, the five-day window is May 9 to 13, with make-up days marked for May 16, 18, 19 and 20. For high schools, the testing period is May 11 to 13 and May 16 and 18, with make-up dates marked for May 19, 20, 23 and 24. (Schools are closed May 17 for primary voting day.)
Students enrolled in other academic programs will follow the middle school or high school schedule.
Students in grades three through eight, 10 and 11 take the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress test, known as the K-PREP test, which is designed to measure how well they are learning the material that Kentucky requires in reading, math, science, social studies and writing.
Families are urged not to schedule routine doctor appointments or otherwise take youngsters out of school during the testing period, a news release said.
“Students are also encouraged to get plenty of sleep and eat healthy breakfasts so they can give their best effort.”