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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.

2014 Assessment Documents and Resources

2014 Test Window OverviewHigh School
2014 Test Window OverviewElem/Middle
Comisionada Carta RE: New Evaluaciones EstatalesSpanish Version - This letter is intended to provide a brief explanation of the changes to the assessments and the results.
Commissioner Letter re: New State AssessmentsThis letter is intended to provide a brief explanation of the changes to the assessments and the results.
Current Plans for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 State AssessmentsThis is the current assessment plans for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 State Assessments.
Kansas Assessment Examiner's ManualThis is the 2013-2014 Kansas Assessment Examiner's Manual
New Test Coordinators Presentation2013 KSDE Annual Conference
NEW! Practice Tests in KITENew practice tests are available at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. These tests feature all available types of technology-enhanced items.
Technology Enhanced Items DescriptionDocument introduces educators, parents, students, and otehr interested stakeholders to teh types of technology-enhanced items that students are likely to see on the assessments this spring.
Test Security Presentation2013 KSDE Annual Conference

Accommodations Documents and Resources

Accommodations Manual 
Tools and Accommodations for the Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) (PDF)This is a revised KAP tools and accommodations list with the changes in red.

Assessment Q&A

Hello Kansas educators! We have been receiving countless emails with questions around the KITE system and thought we would throw together a sort of Q&A email to hopefully help clarify a few items. First let us start by informing you that CETE serves many states across the country with KITE and therefore many of the resources they have available are general in nature. They are in the process of creating a section on their website which we help clarify procedures for Kansas. In the meantime we will try and help sort through the process. We might also add CETE is currently working on the 2014 Examiners Manual which will be the best resource for Kansas schools to reference. Once this document is available to the field we will notify everyone via the listserv. Click on the question for the answer.

Assessment Coordinator
Lee Jones
(785) 296-4349

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

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career Standards and Assessments

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Career, Standards and Assessment Services Upcoming Events

2014 KSDE Summer Academy: DEEP DIVE into Kansas College and Career Ready Standards
July 22-24 in Abilene

Kansas FCCLA Take AIM
August 24-25 in Hutchinson

2014 Kansas Safe, Healthy, and Prepared Schools Conference
September 22-23 in Manhattan

2014 KSDE Annual Conference
October 20-22 in Wichita

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