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KESA Guidance Document and Regulations


KESA Guidance Document 

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.


KESA Regulations 



KESA 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

Foundational Structures



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)

Other KESA Resources

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)

Writing KESA Reports 
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).

Accreditation K-12 Contacts

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller

Assistant Director

Myron Melton, Coordinator

John Girodat, Consultant

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Accreditation Email


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