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Board Outcomes to be Measured

Measuring Social-Emotional Growth Toolkit (pdf)

  • Kindergarten readiness


  • Individual Plan of Study based on career interest





IPS Fact Sheet

July 2020. A quick reference concerning the product and     process of IPS in Kansas


IPS One Page Rubric

The one-page rubric is a brief overview of the IPS Implementation Process.



  • High school graduation

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



Prominent compliance issues (pdf)
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.

Foundational Structures

Best practices involving curricula, programs and services supporting learning and the whole child

Foundational Structures-Revised Definition 01-02-2021 regarding foundational structures (pdf)

KESA Framework

The Five Rs (pdf) - a visual overview
Proposed Rubric - RELATIONSHIPS (pdf) - Staff, Students, Families, Community
Proposed Rubric - RELEVANCE (pdf) - Curriculum, Instruction, Student Engagement, Technology
Proposed Rubric - RESPONSIVE CULTURE (pdf) - Leadership, Early Childhood, District Climate, Nutrition and Wellness
Proposed Rubric - RIGOR (pdf)Career & Technical Education, Professional Learning, Resources, Data


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)

Stakeholder Participation

Visual of teams/committees (pdf)

Employee stakeholders:
District leadership teams (pdf)
Building leadership teams (pdf)

Non-employee stakeholders:

District site councils (pdf)
Building site councils (pdf)

Other KESA Resources

FACTOIDS (Spring 2016)
KESA History (pdf)
About the Systems Approach - 9-18-2015 (pdf)
Systems Thinking: A Way to Maximize Program Effectiveness - video
Systems Thinking - 9-25-2015 (pdf)

Systems Thinking - YouTube Video (5:11)
Five Rs Framework, Familiar Process - 10-9-2015 (pdf)
Bibliography (pdf)
Predictors of Postsecondary Success article (External Link)

Perception Surveys

Inter-Rater Agreement 

‚ÄčAccreditation Rating Levels

Accredited, Conditionally Accredited, Not Accredited

Public Transparency

Systems will be required to have, on their home page, a link to their page on the Kansas Report Card (KSDE website).

K-12 Accreditation Contacts

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller

Jeannette Nobo, Assistant Director

Myron Melton, Coordinator

Annie Diederich, Consultant

Ed Kalas, Consultant
Professional Development,           Mentoring and KESA



Accreditation Email


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