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New KEEP Software for 2015-2016

Request training for the KEEP2 Web Application here!

The KSDE Educator Evaluation staff is very pleased to announce that an all-new KEEP web 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) or for non-licensed personnel (School Psychs, Speech Paths, Nurses, etc.).
  • 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!

Access KEEP Web Application

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

Information on How to Use the KEEP Web Application

District Resources

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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