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Career, Standards and Assessment Services Educational Resources



 Common Core State Standards Initiative

  Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Kansas Book Connect   

Kansas All Books Connect
Kansas ABC is a reading initiative consisting of tools and services to help educators and parents match books to kids to promote successful reading practice.



Kansas Education Resource Center (KERC)
The Kansas Education Resource Center contains tools for teachers to use in aligning classroom instruction and assessment to Kansas’ academic standards.

21st Century Skills    21st Century Learning
Teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.



The Lexile Framework for Reading
Lexile measures describe the reading level of a student and the difficulty of a text on a single scale and are linked with scores on the Kansas reading assessments in Grades 3-8 and high school. Teachers and parents can use Lexile measures to select books that are likely to improve the reading and comprehension skills of students.

Onlind Standards Staff Development Training Modules 


  Online Standards Modules
The modules included in this training are intended to increase teacher knowledge, understanding and skills in the instruction of Kansas curriculum standards and in the alignment of those standards with classroom, school, district, and state assessments.
Assessment Literacy Project    Online Training: Assessment Literacy Project
The KSDE Assessment Literacy Project includes 21 different modules designed to enhance the assessment literacy of educators in an online, interactive format.



Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Curricular Standards Feedback

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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