2018 - 2019 Mathematics Summative Assessment Documents and Resources
2018 - 2019 Accomodations Manual How to select, administer, and evaluate accommodations for instruction and assessment
2018 - 2019 Kansas State Assessment Examiner’s ManualUpdated 12-18-18 
2018 - 2019 Allowable Math Manipulatives Updated 2-25-19A sample list of math manipulatives allowable on the state assessment.
2018 - 2019 Assessment Timeline Month by month list of important dates and tasks related to state assessments.
2018 - 2019 Interim - Mini-Tests Used frequently during the course of instruction to provide feedback to help students, to evaluate students’ learning, and to aid teachers in adjusting instruction.
2018 - 2019 Kansas Assessment Program Overview Quick reference for all Kansas state assessment testing windows.
2018 - 2019 Math Manipulative Rubric for State AssessmentUpdated 2-25-19Rubric to determine if a Manipulative is allowable on the State Assessment.
2018 - 2019 Mathematics Cut ScoresUpdated 1-29-18 
2018 - 2019 NEW Grade Resource Sheets  Resource sheet with formulas and/or conversions will be available as a tool in the Kite Student Portal during Session 1 of the 2018–2019 summative assessment.
Kite Technology Practice  These 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.
2018 - 2019 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 2019 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
2018 - 2019 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:

o   Fall: October 8 – October 19

o   Winter: December 3 – December 14

o   Spring: February 4 – February 15

·        For the 2018 – 2019 school year

o   3 predictive tests for grades 3 – 7 (fall, winter, and spring)

o   2 predictive tests for grade 8 (fall and winter)

o   No predictive tests for grade 10

·        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



Melissa Fast
Mathematics Program Consultant
  Gwen Kramer
Senior Administrative Specialist

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