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Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)

Important Notice: 2019-2020 Covid-19 and KESA Information

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.

 

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 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.


KESA Fact Sheet

KESA OVERVIEW VIDEO (mp4)

KESA Conference Call and Training Information


KESA System (District) Information


Outside Visitation Team Information 


Accreditation Review Council (ARC)

This group of education professionals from across the state will review systems' work over the course of the accreditation cycle and make a formal recommentation of rating to the Kansas State Board of Education.


KESA Resources

 

Creating a Healthier School Environment with School Redesign - 12/2018

DEFINITION: Successful Kansas High School Graduate

A SUCCESSFUL KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE has the  academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification, or in the workforce without the need for remediation.”
Adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education, January 2016

K-12 Accreditation Contacts

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

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

David Barnes,
KESA Coordinator
785-368-7356
dbarnes@ksde.org

Stephanie Hill,
KESA Consultant
785-296-2198
shill@ksde.org  

Accreditation Email
accreditation@ksde.org

 

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