Update on the Kansas Writing Assessment:
In the past, the Kansas Writing Assessment has been administered in odd numbered years. In 2013, the State Board of Education voted to make the Kansas Writing Assessment optional. Therefore, the next planned year for the writing assessment will be Spring of 2015.
Work is currently being done to develop summative assessments aligned to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. Ideally, the 2014-15 ELA assessment will address standards from all four strands of the ELA Kansas College and Career Ready Standards – Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. The transitional assessment, which will be administered in Spring of 2014, will include some items that address the writing strand of the KCCRS. However, none of the standards addressed will require students to compose text.
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