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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.

2015-16 Assessment Documents and Resources

2015 KSDE Annual Conference Presentations: Assessment PreConferencePresentations for Assessment Overview, Test Security, KIDS and KITE, and Measuring Student Learning by content area.
Kansas Assessment Examiner's Manual 2015-2016This is the current examiner's manual for the administration of assessments for 2015-2016.
2015-16 Test Security Fact SheetProvides information on appropriate testing practices-test security.
2015-16 Kansas Assessments OverviewRevised on 10/2/2015. This overview document is on one page for elementary, middle school and high school.
2015 ELA and Mathematics Cut Scores2015 ELA and Mathematics-State board approved cut scores.

Accommodations Documents and Resources

Accommodations ManualHow to select, administer, and evaluate accommodations for instruction and assessment for 2015-16.
ScribingUpdated 10/22/15. 2015-2016. Explanation of the Scribing accommodation.
Tools and Accommodations for the Kansas Assessment Program (KAP)2015-2016. Explanation of the tools available to help students navigate the online system.

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 2015 - 2016 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.

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Assessment Coordinator
Lee Jones
(785) 296-4349

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

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
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979

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

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

Career, Standards and Assessment Services Upcoming Events

Kansas Career and Technical Education Drive-In Workshop
November 18 in Manhattan

FCCLA in the Classroom
December 2 in Newton

SEAC December 2015
December 2-3 in Hesston

Hummert Greenhouse Management Workshop
December 10-12 in Manhattan

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