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Welcome to the Assessments web page of the Kansas State Department of Education.  The purpose of this page is to provide assistance to the districts and schools with their participation in the Kansas Assessment Program (KAP).  This site contains documents and resources related to the state assessments in Kansas and should assist in the understanding of the program.  Updates are made as new information becomes available.  For further assistance please contact those individuals listed at the right.

2016-17 Assessment Documents and Resources

2016-2017 Kansas Assessments OverviewThis is an overview of the assessments that will be administered in 2016-2017.
2017 State Assessments Update2016 KSDE Annual Conference - Preconference session
2017 State Monitoring Visit Checklist2017 State Monitor Quality Assurance Checklist for Test Security and Ethics.
2017 Test Security Fact Sheet2016-2017 Kansas Assessment Fact Sheet: Appropriate Testing Practices.
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) & Essential ElementsThis is the web link to the DLM Alternate Assessment System. The DLM Alternate Assessment System will let students with significant cognitive disabilities show what they know in ways that traditional multiple-choice tests cannot.
Kansas Assessment Examiner's ManualThis manual provides an overview of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, K – ELPA, Dynamic Learning Maps® Assessments, and cPass® Assessments.
K-ELPA Examiner's ManualThis manual provides an overview of K-ELPA. It also explains responsibilities for educators and proctors for test security and ethics, accommodations, and the administration of K-ELPA.
New Test Coordinators 2016-17 Assessment Update2016 KSDE Annual Conference - Preconference session
Test Security and Ethics Presentation2016 KSDE Annual Conference - Preconference session

2016-17 Tools and Accommodations

You will find below documents for the tools and accommodations for the Kansas Assessments Program 2016-17.

Contact Information





785-864-3537 or 855-277-9752


Lee Jones




Mark Stephenson



Deb Matthews



Uploading Students into KIDS

KITE technical Issues

General Testing Questions all content

Accommodation Questions


Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Assessment Coordinator
Lee Jones
(785) 296-4349

Public Service Administrator II
Mark Stephenson
(785) 296-3379

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Career, Standards and Assessment Services Upcoming Events

2017 KSDE Impact Institutes
June 20-21 in Topeka
July 18-19 in Great Bend

FCS/FCCLA New Teacher Training
July 24-25 in Salina

2017 Kansas FCCLA Take AIM
August 27-28 in Manhattan

KS FCCLA New and Nearly New Adviser Workshop
September 13 in Salina

SEAC September 2017
September 20-21 in Hesston

2017 KSDE Annual Conference
October 11-13 in Wichita

SEAC November 2017
November 29-30 in Hesston

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