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).