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History, Government and Social Studies (HGSS)

Mission Statement

The Kansas Standards for History, Government and Social Studies (HGSS) prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, engaged citizens as they enrich their communities, state, nation, world and themselves.

2023-2024 HGSS Regional PLCs: Locations, Dates, and Registration Links

HGSS Standards:

  1. Choices have consequences.
  2. Individuals have rights and responsibilities.
  3. Societies are shaped by identities, beliefs and practices of individuals and groups.
  4. Societies experience continuity and change over time.
  5. Relationships among people, places, ideas and environments are dynamic. 

2020 HGSS Standards

2020 Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies StandardsAdopted on March 10, 2020. Revised October 6, 2021.

HGSS Classroom Based Assessment Rubrics and Information

The HGSS Classroom Based Assessment is designed to be used by learners and teachers for promoting Inquiry Based Learning
HGSS Elementary School Scoring RubricRevised September 2023
HGSS Middle School Scoring RubricRevised September 2023
HGSS High School Scoring RubricRevised Oct. 12, 2023
History, Government and Social Studies Alternate Rubric and Information 
HGSS CBA ToolkitUpdated Nov. 13, 2023 - updates to pages 10 and 13. Links revised Oct. 12, 2023.
HGSS-CBA Fact Sheet2023-24 Classroom Based Assessment fact sheet to answer basic question concerning the CBA.

Program Manager - Humanities
Nate McAlister
(785) 296-3892

Program Manager - Humanities
Joann McRell
(785) 296-2144

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Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
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Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

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Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

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Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

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Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

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Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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