If you have not already done so, please complete pages 1-3 of KESA Initial Report.
OVT Member Training Schedule.
Trained OVT Members (Those who have completed training will show on this list.). If corrections are needed, contact Bart Swartz at email@example.com.
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.
KESA Overview Video (MP4)
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)
OVT Chair Training Schedule
OVT Chair Training Session Slides (pdf)
Trained OVT Chair Candidates
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 Features (pdf)
district-level (systems) approach
Systems Thinking - YouTube Video (5:11)
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
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
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 Visual (pdf)
Needs Assessment: Getting Started (pdf) - KPLT activity from Q3
KESA Rubric Activity for Staff (pdf) - KPLT activity from Q3
Year Two Visual (pdf)
Action Plan Template (dotx) - This is a sample; it is not a required form.
Year Three Visual (pdf)
Year Four Visual (pdf)
Year Five Visual (pdf)
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.
Best practices involving curricula, programs and services supporting learning and the whole child
Foundational Structures for KESA Cycle 1 (pdf)
Visual of teams/committees (pdf)
district leadership teams (pdf)
building leadership teams (pdf)
Accredited, Accredited - Conditional, Not Accredited
Systems will be required to have, on their home page, a link to their page on the Kansas Report Card (KSDE website).
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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