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State Assessment Resources

Local District State Assessment Information

2017-2018 District Assessment Testing Schedule - testing schedule for each building in the district

2017-2018 Local Testing Subject Details - Detail assessment information by subject area.  More details are on Assessment Overview sheet in the General Resources Section


Annual Assessment Staff Security,Ethics,and Protocal Training Documents

2017-18 Appropriate Testing Practice Handout

2017-2018 State Monitor Assurance Checklist for Test Seccurity and Ethics – document that indicates what the state looks for if your building is chosen for a monitor visit.

2017-2018 Staff Security Training from January In-Service –

2016 Staff Security Training Powerpoint from January In-Service 

2016 Video from the January In-Service


Dynamic Learning Maps Information and Test Administration Resources

Kansas DLM Assessment website link

KITE Information and Test Administration Resources

Kansas Assessment Program Website (KAP) -

KITE Educator Portal -

2017-18 Assessment Examiner's Manual -  State Department of Education Annual Manual that consists of a wide variety of assessment information.  This document is to be used as you administer the assessment to your students.

2017-2018KAP HGSS Scoring Manual -

Materials and Manipulatives Available for 2018 Math Assessment list and explanation of the materials and manipulatives allowed on state math assessment

Rubric for State Assessment Math Manipulatives used rubric to determine if manipulative is allowed for test

KITE Educator's Guide to KITE Client -   check to see if you have the latest version!!!!!

NEW! 2017-2018 Interim Users Manual – KSDE manual that provides information for teachers on administering and settin up the interim assessment for their students

NEW!  2017-2018 Guide to Understanding the Predictive Interim Score Report –  guide that will help you understand the predictive interim student score reports

Instructions for Practice Tests - this document gives directions for teachers and students in completing the practice tests.  Practice tests are not content specific.  There are only three available and they are by grade span:  Elementary ELA and Math ( grades 3-5),  Middle School ELA and Math  (grades 6-8) and High School ELA and Math (grades 9-11).  The only purpose of this test is to learn how to use the software.  Password and login information for the practice test are on the last page of the document.

KITE Educator Portal Manual - This is a link to the Educator Portal Manual that CETE is in the process of updating so check back often   When the link opens scroll down on the page until you see the sections of the manual.  You will not need all the information. Sections 1 - 8 are all that you will need.  Paula and I do all of the sections after 10. 

Technology Enhanced Items Powerpoint - this is a pdf of a  presentation by CETE with examples of what the technology enhanced items will look like on the assessment.  It is only screen shots of the questions.

Student Practice Test  with Technology-Enhanced Items - this document explains a practice test available in KITE that allows students to interact with some of the different types of technology-enhanced items that they will see on the assessment.  (can show the pdf presentation to students before they actually do this one and practice - that document is below.)

General Assessment Resources

2017-18 Kansas Asssessment Overview - chart detailing everythinng about each content areas being tested

2017-18 Accommodations Manual - this manual provides the guidelines for determining accommodations for students

2017-18 Tools and Accommodation for The Kansas Assessment Program - explanation of accommodations available to student during testing

Accommodations by Program – All Students and for PNP

Accommodation Information to use Scribing on the State Assessment - must be followed if using a scribe as accommodation


MDPT - Multi-Disciplinary Performance Tasks Information

KAP Informational Website for MDPTs and Math Performance tasks - The Kansas Assessment Program has launched a new web page with information regarding scoring of the Multidisciplinary Performance Tasks (MDPTs) and the Mathematics Performance Tasks (PTs). This new page is a Frequently Asked Questions page, with responses to the most common questions so far.

KAP Performance Task scorer training:  training information for teachers that volunteered to score MDPT's/performance items this spring  2016 MDPT resources, prompts, and scored student responses (6th and 8th grade only for this year) from field test materials. They have been posted to the ELA portal:

Tips sheet for taking and administering the MDPT - 3/30/15: 

Policy update/clarification for the Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT) – January 29, 2015 by Lee Jones KSDE

Updated Information  about the Multidisciplinary Performance Assessment Tasks (MDPT)

MDPT Presentation Recording Now Available:  The Multidisciplinary Performance Task will be field tested in 2015. A recorded presentation explaining the development of the task, the development of the scoring rubrics, and what students will experience during the task is now available. You can find the presentation here:

Sample Multidisciplinary Performance Tasks and Accompanying Guide - Throughout this past fall, a group of Kansas educators who are experts in writing instruction worked to develop sample Multidisciplinary Performance Tasks for use by Kansas educators. The samples provided below are intended for use by Kansas educators wishing to gain greater insight into what students will experience during the MDPT. They may be used with students, or used as examples for educators to create similar performance tasks for students using existing course curriculum.  When get to webpage scroll down until you see the guide and the samples.
We recommend first accessing the "MDPT Sample GUIDE", which will explain how the samples are organized, and possibly answer questions you may have about them. As additional samples become available, they will be posted below

Links to Sample Performance Tasks & Exemplary Lessons (all content areas)

HGSS mdpt examples

Preparing Students for Writing on Demand

KSDE Rubric for MDPT Grade 3-5 - Opinion

KSDE Rubric for MDPT Grades 6-8 - Argument

KSDE Rubric for MDPT High School - Argument