In 2013-14, Kansas began transitioning to the new set of Kansas College and Career Ready content standards. Unlike the current format, the transition year’s assessment did not include any extended-response writing prompts or incorporate any hand-scored performance tasks.
Students in grades 3-11 participated in the transitional assessment, which included multiple-choice items, numeric entry and text entry items, and technology-enhanced items.
During the 2014 testing window, a cyber-attack was launched on the servers that hosted the tests, which resulted in several testing irregularities, such as students not being able to see all of a question or not being shown all questions. As a result, the Kansas State Board of Education elected to not release student testing scores for the year. Instead, overall summary reports were created to provide general insight into results at each grade level and for each subject.