New interim assessments being developed for fall 2016

08/22/16

Beginning this fall, English language arts and mathematics teachers will be able to administer interim mini-tests to gauge their students’ learning progress and make appropriate instructional adjustments.

Teachers will be able to log in to Educator Portal to assemble an interim test by selecting from a pool of mini-tests. The mini-tests’ content is based on the Kansas College- and Career-Ready Standards and covers a variety of topics for English language arts and math.

Teachers will be able to preview the items and passages on the mini-tests to determine their relevancy to recent classroom instruction and learning objectives.

Highlights of the interim assessment system include:

  • Mini-tests comprised of a variety of item types that students may encounter on the spring summative assessments
  • Reports at several levels, including student- and item-level reports
  • An easy-to-navigate interface that allows teachers to quickly and easily administer mini-tests through KITE™ Client
  • Features inspired by recommendations from Kansas educators, with further enhancements planned for future years

These mini-tests are part of a broader system designed to eventually allow for prediction of students’ summative performance.

More information on the interim assessment system will be available on this website in the coming weeks.