KSDE Weekly

Accountability, Accreditation and Assessments

Updates from KSDE’s Division of Learning Services

Reminders on Core Instructional Materials Support 

In support of school improvement, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is collecting data on instructional materials used in Kansas schools. This data will help KSDE understand statewide material usage and inform resource allocation.  

Each of you should have received an email from KSDEsurvey@tntp.org with a unique link to a Qualtrics data collection tool. Districts are asked to identify primary instructional materials for K-12 English Language Arts, K-12 mathematics, and K-8 science, along with adoption years. Additionally, districts must indicate whether they use the three-cueing system model of reading or visual memory programs. 

It should be completed by staff members who have direct knowledge of the curriculum and instructional materials (such as Curriculum Directors or Teaching and Learning Directors). If you receive the email, you can forward it to another staff member for completion. It should take less than 15 minutes to complete.  

To prepare for the survey, you can review the HQIM Data Collection FAQ on the Division of Learning Services webpage. We are continuing to update this as questions come in from the group. You can preview the survey here; as well as review the list of instructional materials in this folder to verify publisher date and year. KSDE & TNTP will also be available for support at the curriculum leaders meeting in Maize on Friday, April 19.  

The data collection window is open until Friday, April 26. For questions, or if you did not get the link, you can reach out to KSDESurvey@tntp.org


School Improvement and Accreditation 

Facilitator Applications 

The application is now closed. The next steps will be the following: 

  • Initial facilitator training will be scheduled soon. 
  • Trainings will be done regionally and in-person. 
  • Ongoing updates will be provided virtually. 


Regional spring, summer and fall KESA 2.0 informational sessions  

These sessions are being scheduled at service centers around the state. The morning sessions will run 9:30-11:30 a.m. and the afternoon sessions will run from 12:30-2:30 p.m.   

  • April 23 – NWK Oakley (AM & PM) 
  • April 24 – SWK Sublette (AM & PM) 
  • April 29 – ESSDACK Hutchinson (AM) 
  • April 29 – Orion Clearwater (PM) 
  • April 30 – Smoky Hill Salina (AM & PM) 
  • May 7 – Greenbush South (AM & PM) 
  • May 8 – Greenbush North (AM & PM) 


The Greenbush site is doing registrations that you can access with the following links: 

May 7: 9:30-11:30 a.m., in Girard 

May 7: 12:30-2:30 p.m., in Girard 

May 8: 9:30-11:30 a.m., in Lawrence 

May 8: 12:30-2:30 p.m., in Lawrence 


At-Risk Evidence-Based Information 

The current at-risk evidence-based list is available, as well as the provisional application for school districts. The vendor at-risk application is available and you may share it with any vendors that express interest to you.   

Please submit your questions to stateatrisk@ksde.org

Posted: Apr 18, 2024,
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