About KAP

The Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) includes a variety of tests and other tools aligned to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS).

KAP tests and tools are designed to support educators and policymakers in evaluating student learning, as well as to meet the requirements for federal and state accountability.

The Kansas Assessment Program was developed by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE), part of the University of Kansas’ Achievement and Assessment Institute. CETE develops and administers educational testing programs that translate industry-leading research into real-world solutions in an effort to assist teachers in identifying strategies that will help students reach their greatest potential. CETE has worked with the Kansas Board of Education for more than 30 years.

Other CETE assessments

Kansas – English Language Proficiency Assessment

The Kansas – English Language Proficiency Assessment (K – ELPA) tests English language learners in Kansas on their progress in learning the English language. K – ELPA is part of the Kansas Assessment Program.

Career Pathways Collaborative

The Career Pathways Assessment System (cPass®) blends academic and hands-on skill assessment to measure high school students’ readiness for postsecondary education and entry into the workforce.

Dynamic Learning Maps

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System creates highly accessible assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Enhanced Learning Maps

The Enhanced Learning Maps (ELM) project provides teachers with a formative assessment framework and specially designed tools that allow them to tailor their instruction to meet individual students’ unique needs.