Analysis reveals KAP summative performance is strong predictor of ACT performance


In order to help ensure the Kansas Assessment Program is responsive to the needs of Kansas students, CETE recently compared KAP summative scores to ACT performance for a sample of Kansas 10th graders.

At the request of KSDE, CETE analyzed a sample of 2014–15 KAP summative assessment scores in English language arts and mathematics and compared those students’ scores to their ACT scores in reading, English, and mathematics. The analysis revealed a strong correlation between the KAP summative assessments and the ACT. This correlation underscores the KAP exams’ academic rigor and effectiveness as a proxy for college and career readiness.

For more on KAP summative testing and the ACT, see Relating Kansas Assessment Scores to ACT Subject Area Scores.