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Research & Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation Team assists the State Board of Education, State Department of Education, legislature, field, and public with planning, research, evaluation, assessment, and serves as a data liaison for the Federal Department of Education and the State Department of Education.


Academic Gaps

 TitleDescription
What are gaps and what causes them?Slides reviewing the research about the causes of gaps
Summary of Gap Causes and Where the Most Prominent Gaps are in KansasSlides summarizing gap causes and their Kansas locales
How much could Kansas save it it invested in early childhood?Slides reviewing cost/benefit studies of early child care
What are the most promising solutions for closing the gap?Slides summarizing solutions suggested by research
Cross-Agency Workgroup RecommendationsDocument summarizing the workgroups’ recommendations

Kansas Education History

 TitleDescription
History of Kansas EducationDocument about the mission of Kansas schools
Kansas Educational ProgressDocument about Kansas ed. history from 1858 - 1967

Miscellaneous Research Projects

 TitleDescription
ESSA and Identifying Comprehensive Support and Improvement SchoolsDoc. Methods and policies around CSI school identification
Predicting Kansas Districts' Postsecondary Effectiveness RatesDoc. Will be published by October 1, 2017

Surveys

 TitleDescription
2015 Survey of Curriculum LeadersAbout the implementation of the Kansas standards
2015 Survey of PrincipalsAbout the implementation of the Kansas standards
2015 Survey of TeachersAbout the implementation of the Kansas standards
What skills should Kansas youth have? Community and business focus-group responsesSlides: analysis of 287 groups’ responses in 20 communities

Teacher Attrition & Retention

 TitleDescription
Effects of Teacher Education on Beginning Teacher AttritionResearch showing the importance of methods & pedagogy

Research & Evaluation Team Director
Scott Smith
785-296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact:
Tierney Kirtdoll
785-296-3142
tkirtdoll@ksde.org

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