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.
Our district’s building report card can be found here. Building, district, and state-level reports provide summaries of the percent of students at each performance level. Assessment results capture a point-in-time and represent one part of a student’s and school's overall educational experience.
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. Our students are performing 21% higher in Math, 17.7% higher in ELA and 14.7% higher in Science than the state average and are on-track to being college and career ready.
If you have questions on the data or how to interpret the results, please contact your school.