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Kite® Suite's new and upcoming features

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Kite Parent Portal – Unveiled for the 2020-21 School Year


A student's entire history of Kite assessment score reports is now available for parents to view online with Kite's newest feature, Parent Portal!

Here's how it works:

  1. Schools upload parent email addresses to connect parents with their child's scores.
  2. Parents log in to the secure Parent Portal website using a temporary access code (no need to worry about passwords or other login credentials!)
  3. Within Parent Portal, parents can view, download, and print all available Kite assessment score reports.

For more details and information on Parent Portal, visit the Assessments page.


Kite Navigator


In partnership with Accessible Teaching, Learning, Assessment Systems (ATLAS), a center within the Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas, ATS is developing an interactive online dashboard to deliver individualized student instructional resources and educator tools that promote student progress toward grade-level expectations. The dashboard, officially referred to as Kite Navigator, serves as an online structure for implementing the Shared Writing Instructional Model (SWIM) instructional cycle, which leverages learning maps and map-related resources to support teaching and learning.

Educators will have the ability to track student progress through an instructional cycle. As shown in the preview below, users can control their view to show the student’s current target level details or display the cycles that make up the entire learning map neighborhood.

"Sample screen of student data in Kite Navigator"

For more information on the SWIM project, visit the ATLAS SWIM website.

Kite Learning Maps – New Look for 2021


Building on previous work by AAI Director Neal Kingston and the team at ATLAS, ATS is overhauling the Kite Learning Maps interface to support further expansion of learning map integration across the Kite Suite of applications. Within the updated interface, users will be able to:

  • create new map projects, including nodes and connections,
  • add resources such as research-based documents to provide context to the nodes and connections,
  • work within the larger learning map network or define map neighborhoods, and publish and integrate
  • work across the Kite Suite to be used in Content Builder, Educator Portal, and Navigator.

Contact us today for more information about the Learning Maps project.

Improved Kite Content Builder – Coming Fall 2021


Our new and improved content building and management application, Kite Content Builder, seamlessly integrates the current Content Builder and Editor applications so that building tests and test items is easy and efficient. Here are a few of the key feature upgrades we're working on:

  • Upload media (graphic, audio, video, pdf) to integrate into your test items
  • Individualize technology-enhanced test items to accurately reflect your content
  • Choose from over 50 different item types to accurately assess your content
  • Manage the item and test creation processes directly within the app using Workflow
  • Import and export your test items using QTI

As always, the ATS team continues to work with our clients to add features and tailor the program to better meet their needs. For now, here's a sneak peek of some of the new Content Builder features and updated layout.

"Collection of images depicting the new Kite Content Builder layout"