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September 11, 2023

To help students gain confidence navigating assessments and question types in Kite® Student Portal, several varieties of KAP practice tests are available to review. Options include technology practice tests, subject-oriented practice tests, and braille practice tests, and are… more

August 11, 2023

If parents need access to Kite® Parent Portal to view score reports, the District Test Coordinator (DTC) will need to re-upload the emails in order to provide access. To connect parent emails with students who are not currently enrolled, DTCs must complete a district level upload. The… more

August 1, 2023

The monthly KAP DTC training webinars are scheduled to begin earlier for the 2023-24 school year. Beginning Tuesday, August 8, the webinars are scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Central, a change from the previous 1:30 PM start time in previous years. These webinars provide valuable technology and… more

August 1, 2023

The 2023-24 KAP Assessments Overview Calendar has been posted to the KAP website. This resource provides important dates and information for each assessment program as well as a detailed activity timeline broken down by month.


June 30, 2023

The list of supported devices for Kite® Student Portal is set to grow by one for the 2023-24 school year. Beginning in August, Kite will extend support to include testing devices operating on the Android® platform.

Additional details such as the download link,… more

June 19, 2023

Kite® Educator Portal and Student Portal will be temporarily unavailable Thursday, July 27 through Friday, July 28 while the ATS team performs routine updates and improvements to enhance the functionality, security, and performance of the Kite Suite. During this window, any ongoing… more

May 22, 2023

Summative score reports for the Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) are now available in Kite Educator Portal. Additional scoring and reporting resources are available to educators on the Summative Assessment page.… more

May 3, 2023

The Summer Assessment Review for English Language Arts/Math/Science will be held in person from July 17 through July 21, 2023 in Salina and Lawrence. The exact date and time commitments are panel specific. No panel will last longer than three days. 
This review is an engaging… more

March 21, 2023

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is launching an optional Grade 2 Reading Assessment this Spring. This formative assessment is designed to serve as a bridge assessment, measuring both reading fundamentals and comprehension.

Here are answers to several Frequently Asked… more

January 30, 2023

KELPA Summative window is open January 30 - March 10 with Scoring due by March 31. KAP Summative window and cPass Spring windows are open March 20 – April 28. For more information on all assessment windows, please check out the KAP Assessment Calendar.