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Technology: KITE & Educator Portal

The Kansas Interactive Testing Engine™ (KITE) platform was designed and developed to meet the needs of the next generation of large-scale assessments. KITE™ consists of four applications. The two parts students and teachers use are:

The KITE Client provides an online testing interface for students that includes practice items and formative tools. A student Username and password are required to access KITE.

Students access KITE through the desktop link that your Technical Liaison has installed on testing devices. When you click the KITE link, access to the rest of the device is disabled until you close KITE. You will need to have the student’s username and password to log in.

Educator Portal (EP) is the administrative application where staff and educators manage student data. To set up an Educator Portal account, ask your local or state Data Steward or Assessment Coordinator.

  • A Data Steward uses Educator Portal to upload User, Enrollment, and Roster files.
  • A teacher uses Educator Portal to review student data, complete the Personal Needs and Preferences Profile (PNP) and First Contact data, and print student usernames and passwords for testing.

Already have an Educator Portal account? Access Educator Portal.

KITE™

KITE is the online testing interface for students.

KITE Client will be updated in August

An updated version of the KITE Client will be released the first week of August. The supported platforms are listed below:

System Requirements:


Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7,
and 8
 
10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
(Only Intel-based Macs are supported)
iPad®: iOS 6+
(Not including the iPad Mini)

Screen Requirements:


The minimum screen resolution requirement for KITE is 1024x768.


Educator Portal

Educator Portal (EP) is the administrative side of KITE where staff and educators manage student data such as the Personal Needs and Preferences Profile (PNP) and First Contact data. To set up an Educator Portal account, ask your local or state Data Steward or Assessment Coordinator.

Already have and Educator Portal account? Access Educator Portal.

Browser Requirements:

Firefox 10.0.5, 23.0,
and 22.0 (recommended)

Internet Explorer 8
 

Safari 6.0.5
 

Other browsers or versions may provide a slightly different user experience.

Operational System Requirements

DLM is developing resources to help prepare you for operational testing in 2014-15. Please check back for current information beginning in mid-August.

  • DLM Bandwidth Requirements (PDF)
  • DLM Bandwidth Estimation Tool (Excel)
  • DLM System Technology Requirements (PDF)
  • KITE Local Caching Server (LCS)
    Information about the LCS including a user manual, system requirements, and downloads will be
    available after Sept. 19.

For Assistance

For questions regarding KITE or Educator Portal or for additional assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 1-855-277-9751
(toll-free) or DLM-support@ku.edu.

The Help Desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 Central Time.

When contacting the Help Desk, provide as much detail as possible about the issues encountered and the system on which it occurred. Please include:

  • Your contact information (email address, name)
  • The state and district in which your school is located
  • Error messages
  • Operating system and browser information
  • Information about network configuration