The Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP) is the “default” evaluation system for Kansas school districts.
KEEP was developed by Kansas educators collaborating to provide an evaluation system available at no cost to districts in need of a quality system. This comprehensive evaluation system is designed for evaluating classroom teachers, building leaders and district leaders. KEEP developers used the InTASC standards for teachers and the ISSLIC standards for administrators as the foundation for design. Additionally, contemporary educational research guided the content and structure of this model system.
There are Six Guidelines ensuring a rigorous, comprehensive and fair system of evaluation aimed at improving instructional quality and student academic growth.
| 1. Used for continual improvement of instruction.
| 2. Differentiated performance using at least 3 levels.
| 3. Multiple, valid measures in determining performance levels, including as a significant factor data related to student growth for all students and a process ensuring inter-rater reliability.
| 4. Evaluation of all educators on a regular basis.
| 5. Provide clear, timely, useful feedback that identifies needs and guides professional learning opportunities to specific needs.
| 6. Data and a process will be used to inform personnel decisions.
All related instructions, documents and resource materials relevant to the KEEP process are found in the KEEP Handbook.
KEEP evaluation information, evidence and artifacts are stored in the web-based KEEP data repository.