KITE™ Suite


KITE Client (TDE)

Status: No Issue

The KITE Client application is operating normally.


Educator Portal

​Status: No Issue

The KITE Educator Portal is operating normally.


Known KITE Issues

Below is a list of known issues recently recorded in KITE Client and Educator Portal. These issues are currently being addressed and will be updated when additional information becomes available.

To see if an issue you were experiencing has been corrected, see our resolved issues page.

KITE Client Issues

KITE Client for Windows – Shift + Mouse Wheel Click Opens a White Screen

In KITE Client for Windows, if a student holds the Shift key and clicks the mouse wheel, a white screen is displayed.

KITE Client for Mac – Can Access Preferences File after a Long Idle Time

When KITE Client for Mac has been open and idle for a significant amount of time (approximately eight (8) hours), a pop-up window will display a link at the bottom of the window. If students click that link, they can access the preferences file.

Educator Portal Issues

No current issues.


About KITE™ Suite

The KITE™ Suite provides an online testing interface for students that includes practice items and formative tools. KITE has several components, including:

  • KITE Client, an application students use to take tests, and
  • KITE Educator Portal, an application that allows educators to enroll students in formative tests, monitor tests, and view reports.

KITE features include:

  • easy-to-use navigation through test items and test sections;
  • built-in accommodations and tools for improved student access; and
  • the ability to include technology-enhanced and technology-enabled item types for more realistic ways of assessing student skills.

Accessing the KITE Educator Portal

The KITE Educator Portal is an application built for the administration of assessments including enrollment and monitoring. It may be accessed through a standard web browser. If you need an account, contact your local test coordinator or state education agency.

The following browsers support Educator Portal:

  • Firefox 38.7.1 or above
  • Safari 9.0.3 or above
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Chrome 35 and above

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