The Kansas Assessment for English Language Arts is being built to address all four strands of the ELA standards – Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. For information about each portion of what will contribute to the ELA Assessment scores, please refer to the fact sheets below.
Machine-Scored Items for ELA Assessment
The Kansas Assessment for English Language Arts includes some machine-scored items. Please refer to the 2014-15 Kansas Assessment Overview for more specifics on the ELA Assessment.
Multidisciplinary Performance Task
The Kansas Assessment for English Language Arts includes a multidisciplinary performance assessment. Please see this FAQ document for more information.
Multidisciplinary Performance Task Rubrics
Rubrics for the scoring of the MDPT have been developed, reviewed both internally and externally, revised, and edited, and redesigned over the past several months. Educators can now find the rubrics for each grade band here:
Training modules for both the MDPT and the MDPT rubrics are currently being developed and will be posted as soon as they are complete. Please watch the ELA listserv for a notice about these online modules.