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)