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.