The above document contains a summary of the KESA process, including the questions found in the Authenticated Application forms for Systems, OVT Chairs, and the ARC.
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
Accreditation K-12 Home
Schools/Districts Report Card
Directory Report Generator
Accrediting Agencies for Tax Credit Scholarships
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.