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KEEP For Districts

KEEP 2015-2016 Preview

Watch the video previewing the all new KEEP web application coming for 2015-2016!

Information on How to Use the EDCS and KEEP Web Applications

For information on all technical aspects of using EDCS or KEEP including:
    • 2014-2015 Enhancements
    • Using EDCS to prepopulate KEEP
    • Registering teachers to use KEEP
    • Working your way through KEEP screens/tabs
    • Uploading Artifacts
    • Self-Training Resources
    • KEEP Application User Guide
    • And more...

please see the KEEP Software Technical Information page

District Resources

Log into KEEP through Authenticated Web Applications: https://online.ksde.org/authentication/login.aspx 

Paper Version of Keep

As well as being provided for those districts and cooperatives that do not use the online version of KEEP, the Paper Version of KEEP is useful for viewing the various steps and what information will need to be completed at each step.  It's a good way to see an overview of the process when you don't have access to the online KEEP application.

Timelines & Progressions

Student Growth Measures (SGMs)

Student Growth Measures are a new component of all Kansas Educator Evaluation systems for 2014-2015. Please review the following pages for more information:

Current KEEP Districts

KS Educator Evaluation General Info

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The KSDE method and final guidelines that include student growth as a significant factor in its teacher and principal evaluation and support systems are as follows:

  1. LEAs may select an evaluation system of choice for the instructional practice component--such as the Kansas default model (KEEP), commercial vendor based, or an LEA locally developed evaluation system, provided each district submits the annual Kansas D2 Assurances form stating how they will meet the six guidelines stipulated in the Kansas Flexibility Waiver.
  2. All Kansas LEAs will determine an overall Summative Evaluation Rating per evaluated educator regardless of the evaluation system chosen by a district.
  3. A Summary Rating for Student Growth Measures will be determined by using some combination of three approved student growth measures. One growth measure, as described on the Summary Rating Matrix, must be a Kansas State Assessment for those teachers of tested grades and subjects.
  4. A teacher/principal must meet two of three growth measures in order to receive a Summary Rating of Effective.
  5. KSDE will define for the state what it means to meet growth on Kansas State Assessments.
  6. A Summary Rating for Educator Instructional Practice will be determined by using the vetted rubrics for any evaluation system chosen by a district.
  7. A Summary Rating for Student Growth and a Summary Rating for Educator Instructional Practice, combined, will determine the overall Summative Evaluation Rating. School districts decide upon substantial weightings that are describable and defensible for Summary Rating #1 and #2 to complete the Summative Evaluation Rating.
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