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Kansas State Department of Education Kansans Can Star Recognition Program


The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program recognizes districts for what Kansans told us they value. 

These values include social-emotional growth, kindergarten readiness, Individual Plans of Study (IPS), high school graduation preparedness, high school graduation, civic engagement and postsecondary success. 

The Star Recognition Program recognizes a district’s achievement in these areas.

For the 2019-2020 school year, districts will be recognized in the following quantitative areas only:

  • Commissioner’s Award
  • Prepared for high school graduation
  • Graduation rate
  • Postsecondary effectiveness

Beginning in 2020, districts will have the opportunity to apply for recognition in the following qualitative categories:

  • Social-emotional growth
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • IPS
  • Civic engagement

Rubrics will be established for each of these qualitative measures to help guide districts in the application process. More information will be released in early 2020.

Click on the links below for more information about each recognition area.




For more information, contact:


(785) 296-3201

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