Assessments Overview

The Kansas Assessment Program, a program of the Kansas State Board of Education, is mandated by the Kansas State Legislature. In addition, the English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science assessments are a part of the federal elementary and secondary education legislation. The assessment program is designed to:

  • Measure specific indicators within the Kansas Content Standards.
  • Provide information for calculating Annual Measureable Objectives (AMOs) and to provide information for state accreditation.
  • Report individual student scores along with the student’s performance level.
  • Provide scores that can be used with local assessment scores to assist in improving a building’s or district’s ELA, mathematics, and science programs.


Test Administration Modes

The Kansas Assessments are administered by using the Kansas Interactive Testing Engine® (Kite), available at the Kansas Assessment Program website, which has separate instructions and files for Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, and iPads.

Kansas State Assessments Resources

  • The KSDE Assessments page provides guidance and documentation regarding State assessments.
  • KSDE contracts with the Achievement and Assessment Institute at University of Kansas (AAI) for computerized testing.
  • The assessments are administered in the Kansas Interactive Testing Engine (Kite).
  • Additional resources can be found on Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) page.
  • The KIDS Documents page contains several resources that provide guidance on what KIDS data are used for state assessments and the guidelines for submitting that data.

    • 2023-2024 KIDS File Specification Document
    • KIDS Submission Details Document: TEST
    • KIDS Submission Details Document: TASC

Test Types

These are assessments available during the 2023-2024 school year.  

 Interim Assessments

TASC records are required for educators to build rosters for the Interim Assessments.

 DLM Assessments

DLM assessment is set up directly into Kite.  

Summative State Assessments

A TEST record is required for summative assessments.  

English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Assessments

For the 2023-2024 school year, grade levels 03-08, and 10 will take the ELA and math assessments.

 Science Assessment

For the 2023-2024 year, students in grade levels 05, 08, and 11 will take the Science assessment.

History/Government Assessment

This is a classroom-based assessment given during the 2023-2024 school year in grade levels 04, 07, and 10, 11, or 12. The district determines one grade, either 10, 11, or 12, to administer and report CBA scores in the EOYA Collection.

Career Pathways Assessment System (cPass)

The cPass assessments are optional. A TEST record is required for cPass.

Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA)

KELPA is administered to ESOL eligible students in grades K-12. A TEST record includes a proctor name and ID for local scoring.