Scott E Smith
Interim Deputy Commissioner
The Division of Learning Services assists the State Board of Education in leading the world in the success of each student.
Division staff oversee all federal and statewide education and services in the areas of: Teacher Licensure, Federal Title Programs, Career and Technical Education and School Accreditation. In addition, the division oversees the state's assessed and non-assessed curriculum standards, the state assessments; and research, data analysis aand reporting requirements. Staff all ensure compliance with all state and federal education legislation including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA).
DLS Vision Statement
The field sees us as ...
Partners serving to develop, lead, and support
the best learning experiences for Kansans.
Empowering passionate professionals to
improve educational excellence!
Accreditation and Design Team - Under Development
Career, Standards and Assessment Services
Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services
Licensure, Educator Preparation and Development (Formerly Teacher Licensure and Accreditation)
May 4, 2022
April 6, 2022
December 2, 2021
April 1, 2021
November 21-22, 2019
Elementary Redesign Specialist
Secondary Redesign Specialist
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Senior Administrative Specialist
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by 785-296-3201.