The Student's Right to Know Act

Passed during the 2021 legislative session

Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Responsibilities

Ensure distribution of:

  • The degree prospectus information published by the Kansas Board of Regents.
  • The Kansas Training Information Program (K-TIP) report.
  • Other information relevant to the students’ understanding of potential earnings.
  • The potential earnings of the branches of the armed services of the US Military.

 

KSDE Resources to Address the Students Right to Know

Individual Plans of Study (IPS)

Individual Plan of Study (IPS) is a State Board of Education Outcome. All students, beginning in middle school, will develop an IPS based on their career interests. An IPS is both the product a student develops and a process the school implements to guide students in developing future plans. A student’s IPS is developed cooperatively between the student, school staff members, and family members. KSDE guidance includes recommended meetings with students and family members twice per year.  There are four minimum components of a student’s IPS:

  • A series of strength finders and career-interest inventories to help students identify career cluster preferences.
  • An eighth- through 12th-grade course-builder function with course selections based on career interests.
  • A postsecondary plan (workforce, military, certification, two-year college, four-year college).
  • A portable electronic portfolio.

IPS Digital Reference Guide PP 10, 22: Postsecondary Education that includes Kansas Board of Regents information with links)

IPS Digital Reference Guide (PDF): Released on July 23, 2021

Addresses the following components of the Students Right to Know:

  • Kansas Degree Stats (See pages 10, 22: Postsecondary Education that includes Kansas Board of Regents information with links)
    • Lessons (also embedded in Xello links and resources)
  • Kansas Board of Regents (website):  Links for Students, Counselors, Workforce – Link to KTIP

 ‚ÄčWork-Based Learning Digital Reference Guide (Released July 2020)

The Kansas Work-Based Digital Reference Guide (ksde.org) connects the IPS to work-based learning (WBL), CTE, early college access, and employability skills. The Guide was a collaborative effort of state agencies that include KSDE, KDOC, KBOR, KDOL, KDCF, KS Volunteer Commission, and US DOL and was originally posted July 9, 2020.  Addresses the following components of the Students Right to Know.

Kansas Postsecondary Exploration Guide

Created by KSDE and KBOR in July 2020, includes information related to the Students Right to Know, public universities, public community and technical colleges, independent colleges and universities, specifically military options and exploration, along with numerous exploratory resource links.  Addresses the following components of the Students Right to Know.

 

 

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