September 14, 2009
Preview of State Report Card Data
What:2009 State Report Card, QPA Results & Standard of Excellence Schools preview
When: Friday, October 9, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Kansas State Department of Education Boardroom, 120 SE 10th Ave., Topeka
A media briefing will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2009, in the boardroom at the Kansas State Department of Education for the purpose of previewing the state report card & QPA data, as well as identifying the schools achieving Standard of Excellence distinction for the 2008-09 school year. Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Alexa Posny and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker will be available to answer your questions.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign the confidentiality agreement or fill out the attached document and bring it with you to the briefing. A CD with the excel files on it will be available for all who attend. You must attend this briefing to receive this information prior to its release on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
The information being shared at this briefing is embargoed until it has been released to the State Board at 1:30 p.m. on October 13, 2009. This information may not be released to the public until after that time.
Additionally, we ask that you not contact schools/districts regarding the data until after 1:30 p.m. on October 13, 2009.
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(CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT ATTACHED BELOW)
KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Data Security Requirements for the 2009 Assessment Report, Standard of Excellence and Final AYP List
Kansas State Report Card 2009
Under this agreement, you will have access to secure and confidential assessment data belonging to the Kansas State Department of Education. These data are under strict EMBARGO and may not be copied, published, announced, or in any other way made public including email, voice mail, and/or other electronic forms of communication prior to their official release to the Kansas State Board of Education at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
By accepting this agreement, you acknowledge that the data and related information constitute proprietary and confidential materials of the Kansas State Department of Education. You agree to keep all data and related information secure and confidential until the time of their official release. In the event that these embargoed materials are stolen or lost, or in the event that an unauthorized party has gained access to these materials, please notify Karla S. Denny immediately.
Her contact information is as follows:
Karla S. Denny, Director of Communications
PLEASE SIGN BELOW AND BRING TO THE MEDIA BRIEFING ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009, 10:00 A.M.
ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO:
Full Name (please print)_________________________________________________________