Who can use KEEP?
All teachers who have a Kansas teacher license will be in the EDCS data base and able to use the KEEP Evaluation System and Repository. Other professional staff such as nurses, school psychologists, speech pathologists, etc. who do not hold teacher licenses, but do hold other types of state licenses, will be evaluated using the same evaluation processes that they have used in the past.
How often are teachers evaluated?
- Teachers in their first two years of teaching - Evaluated once each semester. To be completed by the 60th day of the semester.
- Teachers in their 3rd and 4th year - Evaluated once per year. To be completed by February 15th.
- Teachers in their 5th year and beyond - At least one time every three years. To be completed by February 15th.
- Retired and Rehired teachers - Teachers who have taken KPERS retirement and have then been rehired back will be considered as new hires, and will be evaluated with 2 cycles per year for their first and second year in rehires/new hires status. Please use this opportunity to enhance your on-going professional development goals and mentoring discussion with your building leader. Your expertise and experience will be utilized effectively through the evaluation process.