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Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

KESA OVERVIEW VIDEO (mp4)


ZERO YEAR INFORMATION


Outside Visitation Team

Training is required of all OVT members, including those who wish to serve as a Chair. To be a Chair, you must first attend OVT Member training and then attend OVT Chair training (See the "OVT Chair" section below.).
 

1. Register here to indicate your desire to serve on an OVT: OVT REGISTRATION.

2. Sign up for a required training session here: OVT Member Training Schedule. - Updated 5-25-2017 - NEW DATE ADDED!

3. Watch this video: KESA Overview Video (MP4).

4. Attend training. At the training, you will become familiar with the OVT Workbook (pdf).

5. Make sure your name and information is correct here: Trained OVT Members (Only those who have completed training will show on this list.). If corrections are needed, contact Bart Swartz at bart.swartz@greenbush.org.

6. Systems will use the list in item #5 to select and contact members for their OVTs. You can also contact systems you are interested in serving.


OVT Chairs

OVT Chair Training Schedule

Trained OVT Chair Candidates - NEW 6-14-2017


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."

OVT Workbook - fill-in form (pdf)


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. Click here for the ARC page.


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

Components of definition of successful high school graduate: Academic/Cognitive, Technical/Career-specific, Employability, Civic Engagement
State Board Outcomes: Social Emotional Factors measured locally, Kindergarten Readiness, Individual Plans of Study, High School Graduation, Postsecondary Success


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


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

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