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Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

ZERO YEAR INFORMATION

Zero Year Guidance PLAN (pdf)

Quarterly Training Sessions

QUARTER FOUR (May-June)
KESA Zero Year Guidance - Quarter Four BOOKLET (pdf)
KESA Initial Report - screen shots of portion due 9-15-2017 (pdf) - updated 3-31-2017 (page 5-6 previously missing)

QUARTERS 1-3


OUTSIDE VISITATION TEAM

 

(OVT) REGISTRATION Register here to indicate your desire to serve on an OVT.

OVT Member Training Schedule


OVT Chair Training Schedule - NEW! Posted 4-27-2017


Trained OVT Members (Only those who have completed training will show on this list.)

OVT Workbook (pdf)
To view double-page spreads using Adobe Reader, click on "View" menu, choose "Page Display" then "Two-page view" and "Show cover in two-page view."

KESA Overview Video (MP4)


KESA MODEL

KESA FACT SHEET (pdf)
KESA Features (pdf)
district-level (systems) approach
Systems Thinking - YouTube Video (5:11)


FRAMEWORK
The Five Rs (pdf) - a visual overview
Proposed Rubric - RELATIONSHIPS (pdf) - Staff, Students, Families, Community
Proposed Rubric - RELEVANCE (pdf) - Curriculum, Instruction, Student Engagement, Technology
Proposed Rubric - RESPONSIVE CULTURE (pdf) - Leadership, Early Childhood, District Climate, Nutrition and Wellness
Proposed Rubric - RIGOR (pdf)Career & Technical Education, Professional Learning, Resources, Data
RESULTS - Academic/Cognitive, Technical/Career-specific, Employability, Civic Engagement


PROCESS
Cycle length - 5 years
Growth Process Graphic (pdf)
Visual of all Five Years (pdf - 11x17)

KESA Implementation: Where Do We Fit? (pdf) - KPLT activity from Q3

YEAR ONE
Year One Visual (pdf)
Needs Assessment: Getting Started (pdf) - KPLT activity from Q3
KESA Rubric Activity for Staff (pdf) - KPLT activity from Q3

YEAR TWO
Year Two Visual (pdf)
Action Plan Template (dotx) - This is a sample; it is not a required form.

YEAR THREE
Year Three Visual (pdf)

YEAR FOUR
Year Four Visual (pdf)

YEAR FIVE
Year Five Visual (pdf)


COMPLIANCE
Prominent compliance issues (pdf)
To achieve a rating of "accredited," systems must be in good standing with KSDE regarding all applicable state and federal statutory/regulatory requirements. Because the compliance piece is all about statutes and regulations, there is no one document. As long as your system is doing what it usually does to meet requirements, you shouldn’t need to spend a great deal of time on this piece with your leadership team. It is simply a part of KESA so that the State Board can address situations in which a system is not in compliance and is not trying to get back into compliance.


FOUNDATIONAL STRUCTURES
Best practices involving curricula, programs and services supporting learning and the whole child
Foundational Structures for KESA Cycle 1 (pdf)


STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION
Visual of teams/committees (pdf)

Employee stakeholders:
district leadership teams (pdf)
building leadership teams (pdf)

Non-employee stakeholders:
ACCREDITATION RATING LEVELS
Accredited, Accredited - Conditional, Not Accredited

PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY
Systems will be required to have, on their home page, a link to their page on the Kansas Report Card (KSDE website).


OTHER RESOURCES

FACTOIDS (Spring 2016)
LFKS KESA Facilitation Guide (pdf)
KESA History (pdf)
About the Systems Approach - 9-18-2015 (pdf)
Systems Thinking - 9-25-2015 (pdf)
Five Rs Framework, Familiar Process - 10-9-2015 (pdf)
Bibliography (pdf)
A Systemic Approach for Improving an Organization (pdf)
Predictors of Postsecondary Success article (CCRS website)


FROM THE COMMISSIONER AND THE STATE BOARD

Kansas State Board of Education VISION: Kansas Leads the World in the Success of Each Student.

Dr. Watson's message about KESA (August 2016)
Image of Dr. Randy Watson

DEFINITION: Successful Kansas High School Graduate

A SUCCESSFUL KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE has the  academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification, or in the workforce without the need for remediation.”
Adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education, January 2016

K-12 Accreditation Contacts

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation Team Director
Scott Myers
785-296-8010
785-296-4381 (fax)
smyers@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Bill Bagshaw
785-296-2198
bbagshaw@ksde.org

Education Program Consultant
Kelly Slaton
785-368-7356
kslaton@ksde.org
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