The KESA Guidance Document is being updated to contain a summary of the KESA process along with the latest reports that will be available in the Authenticated Application. Additionally, new resources will be included to assist you in your accreditation journey.
Outside Visitation Team
Training is required of all OVT members, including those who wish to serve as a Chair. To be a Chair, you must first attend OVT Member training and then attend OVT Chair training (See the "OVT Chair" section below.).
OVT Team Member Interest Survey
OVT Member Training Schedule. (Coming soon)
List of Potential OVT Members This list contains those trained and/or OVT Chairs who are willing to serve on a system OVT. There may be names missing on the list because of bad or undeliverable emails. KSDE is working through those. There is a longer list of names that includes those who did not want to be posted on the website. If you are interested in that list, please email email@example.com
All systems who have not yet had their 2019-2020 onsite visit are expected to have their visit no later October 31, 2020. This visit can be virtual.
Systems scheduled for accreditation in 2019-2020 and who have not yet had their year five visit need to have this visit by early September. The OVT Annual Report – Year Five is to be completed by September 30, 2020. These systems are scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) the first full week of October.
OVT Chair Training Schedule - See Training Page
KESA Chair Training 2018-2019 Presentation
Trained OVT Chair Candidates (Updated 4-29-19)
2018-2019 OVT Chair Training Information (bottom of the page)
Instructions for OVT Chairs to Access KESA Application
Writing the OVT Annual Summary
If, in your current position, you are not associated with a system/district, you will be required to complete the KSDE Security Training prior to approval as a user for the KESA Application. The link to the security training is: https://learning.ksde.org/login/index.php. New users will need to create an account.
OVT Annual Summary Report forms are here under the New KESA Forms Section.
Note: The OVT Annual Summary portion of the Authenticated Application is updated with some minor changes in the questions for each year and some reshuffling of the order of those questions.
2017-2018 Member Training Survey
2017-2018 Chair Training Survey
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