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The following sub-menu can be used to navigate within the CSAS Team web pages.


Kansas Alternate Assessments

The Kansas Alternate Assessment is intended for a small number of students who are unable to take general Kansas state assessments due to the complexity and severity of their disabilities. Instead, these students and their respective IEP teams have determined that they will participate in the alternate assessment, which is a data folio compiled and submitted in the same content areas and grades as students who take general assessments.

The Kansas Alternate Assessment is used for Science Portfolios. Kansas Extended Standards in Science 2009 (PDF). Below you can find examples of portfolios and directions on how to develop a portfolio. There is are training powerpoints on how to develop and score a portfolio assessment.

The Dynamic Learning Maps and Essential Elements page contains information for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.

Listserv Information

The Kansas Alternate Assessment (KAA) listserv is used to send out information about standard, assessments, and professional development for students with disabilities.

This listserv has information about the general and the general assessment with and without accommodation for students with disabilities as well as information about the alternate assessment for students with disabilities.

To sign up, send this information:
Subject line: KAA Listserv
Body of message: Email address, First Name, Last Name, USD Number, USD Name, Work Phone Number
Send to this address: vhart@ksde.org

You should get a confirmation email within 10 days.

General Alternate Assessment/DLM Information

Assessment Coordinator
Lee Jones
(785) 296-4349
ljones@ksde.org

Education Program Consultant
Deb Matthews
(785) 296-3743
dmatthews@ksde.org

Public Service Administrator II
Mark Stephenson
mstephenson@ksde.org  
(785) 296-3379

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career Standards and Assessments

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

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