A successful Kansas high school graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification, or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.
D.C.M.S. STATE TESTING SCHEDULE 2017 - 2018
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KANSAS STATE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
KAP cut scores were established during a gathering of Kansas educators in the summer of 2015 in which the particular range of scale scores correlating to each particular Performance Level were reviewed and recommended to KAP. The Kansas State Board of Education reviewed and approved the final cut scores.
KITE INTERIM ASSESSMENTS
Interim assessment is a means by which teachers can gauge their students’ learning progress by administering formal tests periodically throughout the school year. Along with summative assessments and properly implemented formative assessment processes, interim assessments constitute an integral part of a robust assessment system. Well-implemented interim assessment helps ensure that students and teachers remain engaged in a feedback loop that not only measures students’ success in mastering material but also actively promotes ever-increasing student achievement.
Kansas Summative State Assessment
The test questions, or items, presented here have been selected because they show a significant increase in student performance from one level to another. First, individual test scores were categorized into one of four performance levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4.
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Approved Manipulatives for the Mathematics Assessment
Individual students may receive allowable accommodations that are regularly provided during classroom instruction and assessment activities. If applicable, these accommodations should be specified in a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan, or should be a part of a student assistance plan resulting from a school’s Student Intervention Team (SIT) process or an English Language Proficiency assessment. Allowable accommodations are detailed in the Examiner’s Manual.”