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Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

ZERO YEAR INFORMATION

Zero Year Guidance PLAN (pdf) - updated 3-15-2017 (Q4 study model/process)

Quarterly Training Sessions - updated 2-13-2017
Zero Year Training Quarters - updated 2-14-2017

QUARTER FOUR (May-June)
KESA Zero Year Guidance - Quarter Four BOOKLET (pdf) - coming soon!

QUARTER THREE (Feb-Apr)
KESA Zero Year Guidance - Quarter Three BOOKLET (pdf) - updated 1-20-2017 (added p. 23, corrected typos)
Draft of KESA Initial Report (pdf) (to be completed by each system near end of 2017-2018)
KPLT Activity 1 for Q3 Training Sessions - "Needs Assessment: Getting Started"
KPLT Activity 2 for Q3 Training Sessions - "KESA Implementation: Where Do We Fit?"
Activity - "KESA Rubric Activity for Staff" (pdf) - handed out at Q3 trainings


OUTSIDE VISITATION TEAM

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

OVT Workbook (pdf) Updated 3-15-2017
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."

Trained OVT Members (No one will show on this list until their training is complete.)

KESA RESOURCES

KESA FACT SHEET (pdf)
KESA Features (pdf)

YEAR ONE
Action Plan Template (dotx)

MODEL
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)
Year One Visual (pdf)
Year Two Visual (pdf)
Year Three Visual (pdf)
Year Four Visual (pdf)
Year Five Visual (pdf)

COMPLIANCE
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
Working draft (pdf) - Best practices involving support for students, equity in education, programs and services supporting the whole child and learning

STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION
Visual of teams/committees (pdf)
 
ACCREDITATION RATING LEVELS
Accredited, Accredited - Conditional, Not Accredited
 

PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY
Certain accreditation information that is entered into the KESA authenticated application will be designated to show automatically as part of the public Kansas Report Card (KSDE website).

FACTOIDS (Spring 2016)

OTHER RESOURCES

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.

State Board's Outcomes for Success (pdf)
Rose Capacities (KASB website)
Rose Capacities Crosswalk

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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