ASSESSMENT AND PERFORMANCE
Blue Valley students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11 will participate in the Kansas Assessment Program (known as KAP) in the areas of reading, math, and/or science (areas tested vary by grade level). These assessments occur during the spring semester.
NATIONAL PERFORMANCE (MAP, AP, ACT, SAT)
Blue Valley students participate in multiple assessment programs that provide benchmarks for national-level performance. Students in grades 2-8 take the NWEA MAP assessment in both reading and math. This assessment provides instructional data for teachers and measures individual student growth over time. Blue Valley students continue to show growth above what is predicted on a national average.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
High school students may choose to participate in the Advanced Placement examination program. These exams are offered after completion of an Advanced Placement course and are normed at a national level. Colleges and universities may accept credit for scores on these exams as evidence of completion of designated coursework.
Blue Valley's ACT composite average for 2019 graduates was a 25.2 with approximately 90% taking the test. The state average was 21.2. Additionally, 55% of Blue Valley graduates taking the exam met all four college readiness benchmarks in English, Math, Reading and Science.
2019 Blue Valley graduates recorded another year of strong SAT scores while exceeding state and national averages. Blue Valley students scored on average 1315 on the test that measures math, verbal and writing skills. In Kansas, the average is 1241 and nationwide the average is 1068 out of a possible 1600. Blue Valley had 336 students take the SAT in 2019. 23 percent of all Kansas SAT testers were Blue Valley students.
The National Student Clearinghouse provides information about Blue Valley graduates. The percentages of Blue Valley students enrolling, remaining and graduating from college continue to be well above the national average. This college-readiness data is complemented by the high percentage of students who participate in college-credit bearing courses during their experience at the various Blue Valley high schools. For more information on graduate performance, please view the "Kansas State Report Card" under Useful Links.