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Kansas District Selected Evaluation Systems

Kansas school districts may select an evaluation instructional practice protocol other than the default model, KEEP.

The most common reasons for selecting a non-KEEP protocol are having an evaluation instructional practice protocol that has been locally developed over a number of years or having a membership in an educational service center that provides an evaluation instructional practice protocol and relative technical supports.

All educator evaluation protocols (systems) must include Six Guidelines ensuring a rigorous, comprehensive and fair system of evaluation aimed at improving instructional quality and student academic growth.

  1. Used for continual improvement of instruction.
  2. Differentiated performance using at least 3 levels.
  3. Multiple, valid measures in determining performance levels, including as a significant factor data related to student growth for all students and a process ensuring inter-rater reliability.
  4. Evaluation of all educators on a regular basis.
  5. Provide clear, timely, useful feedback that identifies needs and guides professional learning opportunities to specific needs.
  6. Data and a process will be used to inform personnel decisions.

Non-KEEP evaluation instructional practice protocols filed with the Kansas State Department of Education. 
Locally created
Teacher Effectiveness Framework
Network for Educator Effectiveness

All Kansas school districts will provide continual professional learning opportunities for building leaders with a primary focus of district level training with regard to inter-rater agreement as part of the evaluation process.

Useful Resources

General Information about KS Educator Evaluation Systems:

Kansas Educator Evaluation Systems Handbook (PDF)

Evaluation Requirements (PDF)

Evaluation Timeline (PDF)

Educator Performance Rating Matrix (PDF)

Kansas Model for rating Student Performance in All Kansas Educator Evaluation Systems


Educator Evaluation Contacts

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation

Team Director
Mischel Miller

Assistant Director
Jeannette Nobo

Education Program Consultant
Ann Yates
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