State Assessments: State Assessments used for the purpose of showing patterns of likely teacher effectiveness, over time, are those assessments developed by CETE for KSDE.
Commercial Assessments: Assessment instruments purchased from a vendor and designed to show student growth over time. These assessments have pre-determined student targets of achievement.
Locally Created Assessments: Assessments created by district, regional or national collaborative teams for the purpose of identifying student growth over time. These assessments will be considered valid and reliable based on an acceptable technical quality as determined by KSDE