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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.

To learn more about each assessment, visit the About Our Tests page.

Understanding Your Child'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 child's entire history of KAP score reports 24/7.

The following resources are available to assist parents and guardians with interpreting their child's assessment score reports.

Understanding Scale Scores, PLDs and Cut Scores (pdf)

Relating KAP Scores to ACT Scores

Relating KAP Scores to ACT Scores
Relating KAP Scores to ACT Scores​ – Español

Parent Interpretive Guide to Score Reports

2021 KAP Parent Guide (pdf)
2021 KAP Parent Guide – Español (pdf)

KELPA Parent Guide

KELPA Parent Guide (pdf)
KELPA Parent Guide – Español (pdf)

Parent Portal User INformation

Parent Portal User Guide (pdf)
Parent Portal User Guide​ – Español (pdf)