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About Kansas Assessments

The Kansas Assessment Program (KAP), a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), fulfills a mandate from the Kansas Legislature. KAP provides general education assessments, alternate assessments, career and technical education assessments, and an English language proficiency assessment. Each year, students in grades 3-8 and grade 10 are assessed in English language arts and Mathematics. A science assessment is provided in grades 5, 8, and 11.

Understanding Your Student's Scores

Each spring, KAP releases reports detailing a student's performance on that year’s assessments. Score reports are subject-specific, so students will receive one score report for each assessment in which they participated. Reports can be obtained from your local school district or by accessing Kite® Parent Portal, a secure, online repository for parents and guardians to access their student's entire history of KAP score reports.


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