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Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

 KESA Application
The KESA Application (KESA App) is a district-level application. It should be completed by the superintendent or his/her designee. In order to request/gain access to the KESA App, the user must log in to a district-level authenticated applications account. If the user does not have a district-level account, a separate district-level account must be established by going to the authenticated applications login page and clicking on the green "Register" button. In the "building" dropdown, select "All buildings."  

Instructions
 
All systems should have pages 1 through 15.1 completed prior to your 2017-2018 KESA visit.  The remainder of page 15 is to be completed during the onsite visit or immediately following it and page 16 contains the assurances to be completed by June 30, 2018. 

KESA OVERVIEW VIDEO (mp4)

KESA Conference Call Recordings


KESA Process Information


Outside Visitation Team Information 


Accreditation Review Council (ARC)

This group of education professionals from across the state will review systems' work over the course of the accreditation cycle and make a formal recommentation of rating to the Kansas State Board of Education.


KESA Resources

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

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