2018 - 2019 Mathematics Summative Assessment Documents and Resources
2019 - 2020 Assessment Development Guide Grades 3-8 & 10Updated 11-13-19This 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.
2019 - 2020 Accomodations ManualUpdated 8-29-19How to select, administer, and evaluate accommodations for instruction and assessment
2019 - 2020 Grade Resource Sheets Updated 8-29-19Resource sheet with formulas and/or conversions will be available as a tool in the Kite Student Portal during the 2019–2020 summative assessment.
2019 - 2020 Interim - Mini-TestsUpdated 8-29-19Used frequently during the course of instruction to provide feedback to help students, to evaluate students’ learning, and to aid teachers in adjusting instruction.
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 Kansas State Assessment Examiner’s ManualComing January 3, 2020 
2019 - 2020 Assessment TimelineUpdated 8-29-19Month by month list of important dates and tasks related to state assessments.
2019 - 2020 Kansas Assessment Program OverviewUpdated 8-29-19Quick reference for all Kansas state assessment testing windows.
2019 - 2020 Math Manipulative Rubric for State AssessmentUpdated 8-29-19Rubric to determine if a Manipulative is allowable on the State Assessment.
2019 - 2020 Allowable Math Manipulatives Updated 8-29-19A sample list of math manipulatives allowable on the state assessment.
2018 - 2019 Mathematics Cut ScoresUpdated 1-29-18 
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 2019 – 2020 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


David Barnes
Standards Coordinator / Math Consultant
(785) 296-3486

  Michelle Irvine
Senior Administrative Assistant
(785) 296-2078


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