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Getting Teachers Started in KEEP

Teachers need to register for Authenticated Web Applications with KSDE as the first step!  See the KEEP Software Technical Information page - instructions for the registration process are at the top!

 

KEEP Process Flow slideshow for 2014-2015 (PPS)

 

Guided Training Tutorials

 

Paper Forms for KEEP Process
Paper versions of the online KEEP process are helpful for showing what the various steps in the process are.  Find them on the Using Paper Forms for KEEP page. 

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.

 

Top 5 Myths about SGMs (PDF)

 

Learn more on the SGM webpages!

 

KEEP Enhancements - 2014-2015


List of changes to the KEEP system (PDF)

 

Training portal - COMING SOON!

 

ESEA Flexibility Waiver - General Information

Progression for all educator evaluation systems in KS   (Text version)


2014-2018 KEEP and non-KEEP Districts Timeline


Waiver guidelines for Principle 6: 
Teacher and Principal evaluation & support systems will:

      1. Be used for continual improvement of instruction

      2. Use at least 3 performance levels

      3. Use multiple measures, including student growth as a significant factor

      4. Evaluate on a regular basis

      5. Provide clear, timely and useful feedback

      6. Be used to inform personnel decisions

 

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

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

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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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