Last spring marked the first time Kansas students were assessed in English language arts and mathematics using the new Kansas College and Career Ready Academic Assessment, developed by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas.For 2015, all students in grades 3-8 and grade 10 took untimed computerized assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The ELA assessment contained reading and writing sections, including a multidisciplinary performance task that required students to read, take notes, and then write a response. Grades 4 and 7 also took a science assessment, and grades 6-8 participated in a required field test for history, social studies, and government.
These new state assessments, being fully aligned to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, are much more difficult than in previous years. Andover student assessment scores are some of the highest across Kansas and the dedication and hard work of our students, educators, staff and parents shine through in these results.
Test results for students in elementary schools were placed in their weekend take-home folders. Students in middle or high school will receive their results via the postal mail. All test results were inserted into an envelope and sealed.
A letter from the Kansas Commissioner of Education and two help guides to assist you in interpreting your student’s state assessment scores can be found below. If you have trouble reading/understanding the assessment scores, please contact your student’s principal for assistance.