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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.

Assessment Documents and Resources

2020-2021 Kansas Assessments OverviewQuick reference for all Kansas state assessment testing windows.
Acronyms and AbbreviationsA list of acronyms and accommodations associated with Kansas state assessments.
Assessment Resources and ContactsList of resources and contacts to support state assessment administration
District and Building Test Coordinator ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities for test coordinators in preparing for and administering state assessments.
Dynamic Learning Maps ResourcesResources and schedules for Dynamic Learning Maps assessment.
Kansas ACT webpageInformation about the state paid ACT, WorkKeys and PreACT 8/9.
Special Circumstance CodesA table that includes a list of the codes and descriptions that may be applied to summative assessments.

Tools and Accommodations

Guidelines for Print Disabilities: The Consideration for AccommodationsThis document provides guidance on print disability and appropriate accommodations for students with reading based disabilities.
PNP Planning Tool for the Kansas Assessment Program (KAP)Form to use in identifying tools and accommodations for individual students for the Kansas state assessments.
Text-to-Speech Checklist for ELA PassagesThis checklist is to be used by districts requesting Text-To-Speech for ELA passages on the Kansas state assessments. Forms must be submitted by Jan 31.
Tools and Accommodations for the Kansas Assessment ProgramUpdated 8/2019. Chart showing tools and accommodations for the Kansas state assessments.

Test Security and Ethics

These documents are recommended for use by District Coordinators when training Classroom/Test Proctors.
2020-2021 Appropriate Testing Practices Fact SheetThe Do's and Don'ts for state assessments
2020-2021 Test Security and Ethics Fact SheetTest security details for state assessments.
2020-2021 Test Security GuidelinesKansas plan for Test Security for state assessments

Contact Information



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Assistant Director

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Assessment Coordinator
Julie Ewing
(785) 296-4349

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

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Career, Standards and Assessment Services Upcoming Events

EL Educators Workshop Series with Beth Skelton
September 28
November 9
February 22, 2021
April 12, 2021

KSDE STEM Series: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM Classrooms K-12
September 28
October 26
November 30

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