In the revised KESA Compliance: 2023/2024 document,
each compliance area is explored in greater depth to provide
clarity as to what it means to be "Complaint", "Working toward
Compliance", and "Not Compliant". The image below describing
compliance for Professional Development and Mentoring was
used as the model by which all other compliance areas were
defined. Some compliance leads also elected to provide a rationale
for the area that is evaluated.
While this document is new beginning in 2023/2024, it is important
to note that none of the compliance expecations changed for this
year. This document simply strives to provide greater depth and
clarity around each of the compliance areas that contributes to
systems accreditation (KESA).
If you have any questions about the compliance expectations, please
contact the lead for the area of concern. If you have general feedback
about this document or KESA-related questions, please email email@example.com.
To achieve a rating of "accredited," systems must be in good standing with KSDE regarding all applicable state and federal statutory/regulatory requirements. Because the compliance piece is all about statutes and regulations, there is no one document. As long as your system is doing what it usually does to meet requirements, you shouldn’t need to spend a great deal of time on this piece with your leadership team. It is simply a part of KESA so that the State Board can address situations in which a system is not in compliance and is not trying to get back into compliance.
Components of definition of successful high school graduate: Academic/Cognitive, Technical/Career-specific, Employability, Civic Engagement
State Board Outcomes: Social Emotional Factors measured locally, Kindergarten Readiness, Individual Plans of Study, High School Graduation, Postsecondary Success
Rose Capacities (KASB website)
Accredited, Conditionally Accredited, Not Accredited
Systems will be required to have, on their home page, a link to their page on the Kansas Report Card (KSDE website).
Director of Accreditation and Design
Northeast Regional Executive
Northwest Regional Executive
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