Mathematics Summative Assessment Documents and Resources - All are current for 2020-21, regardless of dates listed on the file
2020-2021 Mathematics Cut ScoresUpdated 5-5-2021 
2020-2021 Grade Resource Sheets Updated 5-5-2021Resource sheet with formulas and/or conversions will be available as a tool in the Kite Student Portal during the 2020-2021 summative assessment.
2020-2021 Allowable Math Manipulatives Updated 5-5-2021A sample list of math manipulatives allowable on the state assessment.
2020-2021 Math Manipulative Rubric for State AssessmentUpdated 5-5-2021Rubric to determine if a Manipulative is allowable on the State Assessment.
2020-2021 Kansas Assessment Program OverviewUpdated 5-5-2021Quick reference for all Kansas state assessment testing windows.
2020-2021 Assessment TimelineUpdated 5-5-2021Month by month list of important dates and tasks related to state assessments.
2020-2021 Kansas State Assessment Examiner’s Manual  
2020-2021 Interim - Mini-TestsUpdated 5-5-2021Used frequently during the course of instruction to provide feedback to help students, to evaluate students’ learning, and to aid teachers in adjusting instruction.
2020-2021 Accomodations ManualUpdated 5-5-21How to select, administer, and evaluate accommodations for instruction and assessment
2020-2021 Assessment Development Guide Grades 3-8 & 10Updated 5-5-2021This document is intended to describe how the Kansas assessments align to the 2017 Kansas Math Standards. It illustrates how standards, evidence statements, performance level descriptors, & depth of knowledge influence the state summative assessment.
How to Select, Administer and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment for All StudentsUpdated 9-3-19his document provides a decision-making process that can be used to select, implement and evaluate accommodations for instruction and assessments.
Kite Technology Practice Updated 8-29-19These tests familiarize students with test navigation, tools and item types that may appear on tests. These questions are not meant to illustrate the rigor and complexity of content that students will encounter on an operational test.
2019 - 2020 Calculator Policy

Calculator Usage

  • 3 - 5 grades no calculator allowed
  • 6 - 8 grades will have a basic four function calculator and a scientific calculator (TI-30XS Multiview) available to them through KITE OR students can use their own handheld calculators
  • 10 grade will have a basic four function calculator and a graphing calculator (TI 84) available to them through KITE OR students can use their own handheld calculators
  • The TI calculators will be available for students to practice in January 2020 and the KITE basic calculator is available for the whole school year.

Calculator Section (grades 6 - 8, 10)

  • Section 1 of both sessions is changing to calulator inactive
  • Section 2 of both sessions is changing to calculator active
  • Session 1
    • Section 1: Calculator Inactive
    • Soft Break
    • Section 2: Calculator Active
  • Session 2
    • Section 1: Calculator Inactive
    • Soft Break
    • Section 2: Calculator Active
2019 - 2020 Interim - Predictive Tests
Predictive interim assessments are taken more frequently than the summative assessment, which is the high-stake assessment given at the end of the school year. Interim assessments are referred to as benchmark, diagnostic, and/or predictive. Periodic predictive assessment allows educators to evaluate students’ knowledge and skills relative to a specific set of academic goals; the interim assessments can inform decisions at the classroom level and beyond, such as at the school or district level.
Predictive interim assessments provide an estimate of future performance on Kansas summative assessments. Interim assessments allow educators to evaluate students’ knowledge and skills relative to the 2017 Kansas Mathematics Standards.
Items that were not aligned to the 2017 Kansas Mathematics Standards were removed.
3 testing windows:
  • Fall: October 7 – October 18
  • Winter: December 2 – December 13
  • Spring: February 10 – February 21
For the 2020 - 2021 school year
  • 3 predictive tests for grades 3 – 7, 10 (fall, winter, and spring)
  • 2 predictive tests for grade 8 (fall, and winter)
  • 0 predictive tests for grade 10 due to limited item availability
  • Each predictive test will have 17-25 items
  • The number of items on each predictive test varies by grade and testing window

When applicable, the calculator availability will mirror the summative (calculator inactive, soft break, calculator active).

Contact Information



Stephen King
STEM Program Manager
(785) 296-7285

Meg Richard
STEM Program Manager
(785) 296-8108

Michelle Irvine
Senior Administrative Assistant
(785) 296-2078


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To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at or by 785-296-3204.

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