Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE)

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) at the University of Kansas is a driving force in assessment research and development. Since its founding in 1983, CETE has been at the forefront of providing students, educators, and administrators the assessment tools needed for success.

Expertise – As a partner with the State of Kansas Department of Education, CETE develops and administers assessment programs in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, and government. In 2010–2011, CETE administered over 4.8 million test sessions online.

Innovation – CETE is also pioneering the next generation of assessments. In addition to leading the Career Pathways Collaborative, CETE is also developing the Dynamic Learning Maps® Alternate Assessment System, which will go beyond traditional multiple-choice tests to map a student’s learning throughout the year. The system, designed to assess students with significant cognitive disabilities, integrates testing as part of instruction.

Commitment – CETE stands committed to ensuring students and educators have the assessment tools they need to succeed. From a new test delivery platform capable of administering a wide-variety of item types including performance, multi-media, and drag-and-drop items, to an online environment for student writing, CETE continues developing state-of-the-art assessment tools. CETE also offers online training resources, practice tests, and tutorials for student and educator use. To learn more about CETE, visit their website.