University Designated Centers and Institutes

Agile Technology Solutions

Director:  Susan Dressler Martin

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Agile Technology Solutions (ATS) helps public agencies develop high-volume, highly scalable and multi-device-compatible Software as a Service (SaaS) web applications to meet public needs. We are a team of experienced IT professionals with many years of high-volume software product development experience that analyze a client’s technology needs and then design, develop, test, host and provide post-production support for all web applications that we develop in collaboration with public agencies.

Our major project currently is the development of Kite® Suite, a SaaS-based testing platform used by multiple state departments of education. Incorporating the latest software technology solutions, Kite Suite can deliver a variety of test items, including technology-enhanced item types, in a variety of ways so that students with a wide range of skills and abilities can access the assessments and their related content.
ATS also partners with four other centers within KU’s Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) to meet their technology needs, including the Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) on DAISEY™, another SaaS-based data-collection and reporting application.


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