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New KEEP Software for 2015-2016

The KSDE Educator Evaluation staff is very pleased to announce that an all-new KEEP software application will be released for use in 2015-2016 and beyond!

Just a few of the benefits of the new software:

  • Ability for districts to use their own instructional practices rubrics - districts can use their own rubrics for all educators or just for a specific educator type (such as counselors).
  • Modern, streamlined, intuitive interface - easy to see how to save and submit each piece of information
  • Work on any step at any time - all pages are open at all times
  • Formal and informal observations can take place within the system
  • Evaluations are an ongoing process - the software allows annual self-assessments and goals even if you're not in a formal evaluation year, as well as adding artifacts at any time during a 3-year evaluation cycle
  • Email notification when a part of the evaluation process has been completed - lets you know to login and work on the next step
  • Flexibility - provide feedback and participate in a discussion focused on teacher growth at any point and as many times as you'd like rather than requiring exactly three and only three "conferences" to be summarized
  • State Reporting - provide the data needed by KSDE from within the KEEP system - no need to enter information in online forms for submissions
  • Building and district summary data - get summaries of evaluation data to use for professional development and goals decision making

Stay tuned for more information throughout the spring of 2014!

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2014-2015 Annual Evaluation Summary Report

If you are a building principal and you have your evaluations complete for this year (the 2014-2015 year), or if you're a superintendent and you have completed your principals' evaluations for this year, feel free to fill out the 2014-2015 Annual Evaluation Summary Report now!

 

http://bit.ly/14-15EDEN 

 

It will be sent out to the listservs in April and will be due to KSDE by May 15, 2015 (we're moving it to a spring report rather than a fall report as in the past to let you send the information while it's fresh rather than trying to dig it up next fall!)

 

Latest powerpoint on Kansas Evaluation Systems and Student Growth Measures
A nice summary of the information regarding evaluation systems and SGMs. Kansas Educator Evaluation - 1-4-15.pptx 

2015-2016 D2 Assurance Forms

All Kansas school districts must submit an annual D2 Evaluation System Flexibility Assurance form for each academic year.

 

The 2015-2016 form is due by March 1, 2015.  

 

2014-2015 Evaluation Handbook

Student Growth Measures

For 2014-2015, all educator evaluation systems in Kansas must include multiple measures of student growth as a significant factor in the overall summary rating of educators.

 

5 Top Myths about Student Growth Measures and Educator Evaluations (PDF)

 

Learn more on the SGM webpages!

 

Use the online form to submit the names of the Student Growth Measures used in each building.

 

2014-2015 Kansas Model for Adding Student Growth Measures to All Kansas Educator Evaluation Systems

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