ELA Assessment

In the 2017-18 school year, the Kansas summative assessment for English Language Arts (ELA) will consist of two sessions of all machine-scored items, each 45-60 minutes in length.

Testing Window

Complete information about the testing window can be found HERE.

Listening Items
As of summer 2016, listening items will no longer be part of the ELA summative assessment.

Questions about Accommodations?
The Accommodations Manual presents a five-step process educational teams can use in the selection, administration, and evaluation of the effective use of instructional and assessment accommodations. Click here for the most updated Accommodations Manual.

Multidisciplinary Performance Task

Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT)

As of summer 2016, the Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT) will move to an interim assessment window and will no longer be part of the ELA summative assessment.

Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT) Rubrics
Rubrics for classroom use in scoring the MDPT are available here. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, they will no longer be used for summative scoring purposes.

Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
High School

MDPT Samples were created by Kansas teachers, at the request of Kansas teachers to provide additional guidance for what standards-aligned writing instruction and resources could look like.

Read this first!
        MDPT Sample Guide

3-5 Grade Band MDPT Samples
        MDPT Sample Grade 3       
        MDPT Sample Grade 4
        MDPT Sample Grade 5

6-8 Grade Band MDPT Samples
        MDPT Sample Grade 6
        MDPT Sample Grade 7
                Resource 2 for Grade 7 Sample
        MDPT Sample 1 Grade 8
                Resource 1 for Grade 8 Sample 1
                Resource 2 for Grade 8 Sample 1
                Resource 3 for Grade 8 Sample 1
                Resource 4 for Grade 8 Sample 1
        MDPT Sample 2 Grade 8

High School MDPT Sample
        MDPT Sample High School
        MDPT Sample 2 High School

Contact Information

Suzy Myers                                                Jackie Lakin                                       
English Language Arts Consultant      Education Program Consultant     
semyers@ksde.org                                jlakin@ksde.org                                         
 785.296.5060                                          785.296.2144                                                      

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