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 KESA Application

The KESA Application (KESA App) is a district-level application. It should be completed by the superintendent or his/her designee. In order to request/gain access to the KESA App, the user must log in to a district-level authenticated applications account. If the user does not have a district-level account, a separate district-level account must be established by going to the authenticated applications login page and clicking on the green "Register" button. In the "building" dropdown, select "All buildings."  

 

Note: The process is slightly different for private schools where each building is accredited as a separate system.  Please, do not hesitate to contact KSDE if you need any assistance gaining access to the KESA App.

 

New KESA Forms 

The intent is for these updated forms to be in the Authenticated Application by August 2022. Please, ignore red or green text in the forms.  The red text is to help KSDE staff as they continue to review the forms, while the green text is used as notes for the programmers as they implement the forms into the Authenticated Application.

System Yearly Update Reports

OVT Summary Reports

ARC Executive Summary

Please, send any comments or suggestions about the above drafts to accreditation@ksde.org.  

 

KESA Guidance Document (revised 2-29-20)

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.  Works space is not provided in the Guidance document, but copies of the forms with space to type/work can be found and downloaded using the links below for each of these roles.

KESA Accreditation Criteria

The KESA Accreditation Criteria was developed for the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) to help make an accreditation recommendation to the State Board of Education.  It is comprised of eight (8) sections.  Each section corresponds to a question in the ARC's executive summary recommendation of accreditation report to the State Board of Education. The document is being provided so that systems and their outside visiting team can have a clear understanding about the measures the ARC is using to make an accreditation recommendation.

KESA Fact Sheet

KESA Updates and Training Information 

KESA System (District) Information

 

Accreditation K-12 Contacts

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller
785-296-8010
mmiller@ksde.org

Jeannette Nobo, Assistant Director
KESA
785-296-4948
jnobo@ksde.org

Myron Melton, Coordinator
KESA 
785-296-8110
mmelton@ksde.org

Vacant, Consultant
KESA
785-368-7356
@ksde.org

Ed Kalas, Consultant
Professional Development,           Mentoring and KESA
785-296-2198
ekalas@ksde.org

 

 

Accreditation Email
accreditation@ksde.org

 

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