KSDE Weekly

Accountability, Accreditation and Assessments

Posted: Jun 5, 2024
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Dates have been set for Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) facilitator training.

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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Final reminder: The deadline to apply to be a KESA facilitator is 5 p.m., Friday, May 31.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Thank you to all who have signed up to be facilitators for the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA). All who have applied will play a role. 

We have reopened the application until 5 p.m., Friday, May 31, to allow anyone else interested to be a part of the process.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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A virtual KESA 2.0 informational session has been scheduled for anyone who was unable to attend an in-person session this spring.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available. The School Improvement Days are full-day and in-person to maximize collaboration. These days will be facilitated by those who have volunteered and been selected and trained in the School Improvement Model to guide the conversations.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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A goal of KSDE’s Accreditation and Design team is to make accreditation synonymous with school improvement, resulting in teachers being able to see their role clearly in the work of accreditation. 

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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A goal of KSDE’s Accreditation and Design team is to make accreditation synonymous with school improvement, resulting in teachers being able to see their role clearly in the work of accreditation.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is hosting their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted its Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update on Tuesday, Feb. 13. If you were unable to join, click here to view the meeting recording.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Peer collaboration, when done well, is a critical component to continuous improvement. For the 2023-2024 school year, all systems have three options for a peer review (formerly OVT). During this Learning Year for KESA, as a transition, systems have three options for a peer review.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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As KSDE prepares to roll out KESA 2.0 in the 2024-2025 school year, there are several projects the agency is undertaking this spring.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team began meeting individually with systems in mid-January for what is called a “KESA Check-in." This is one of the new supports the team is implementing as part of KESA 2.0, which officially begins in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team will be holding their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team began meeting individually with systems in mid-January for what is called a “KESA Check-in". This is one of the new supports the team is implementing as part of KESA 2.0, which officially begins in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design team hosted its KESA Monthly Update on Tuesday, Jan. 9. If you were unable to join, click here to view the meeting recording.

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design will offer Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA) updates via Zoom from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted a Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update via Zoom from 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.  

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design will offer Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA) updates via Zoom from 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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As the state moves to a regional/cohort of support and accountability for Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA), the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team recently reconfigured the regions/cohorts map, moving from four regions to three regions and creating two new cohorts of systems.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team hosted a monthly Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) update on Tuesday, Nov. 14, via Zoom.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team will present an updated Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model to the Kansas State Board of Education next week.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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As the first cycle of the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) wraps up, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team wants to share this summary:

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted the first Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) meeting of the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team will host the first Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) meeting of the 2023-2024 school year from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) held its first quarterly meeting of the 2023-2024 school year during which members learned about Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) priorities and provided feedback on the four fundamentals of school improvement and Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) expectations set for districts. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is in the process of scheduling in-person Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) check-ins. 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is in the process of scheduling in-person Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) check-ins. 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2023
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During the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Kick Off event on Aug. 10, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team outlined three expectations that exist for every system during the 2023-2024 school year. 

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Posted: Aug 17, 2023
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Information provided during a Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) kickoff meeting last week is now available online.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team will share a presentation on technical changes to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model for the 2023-2024 school year during a KESA kickoff meeting Thursday, Aug. 10. 

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team will share a presentation on technical changes to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model for the 2023-2024 school year during a KESA kickoff meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team will share a presentation on technical changes to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model for the 2023-2024 school year during a KESA kickoff meeting in August.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team will share a presentation on technical changes to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model for the 2023-2024 school year during a KESA kickoff meeting in August.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team is scheduled to present to the State Board of Education from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. 

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team will be publishing its calendar of events for the 2023-2024 school year in the coming weeks.  

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team will host the final monthly update of the school year from 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 9. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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This year, 179 systems are going before the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) and the Kansas State Board of Education to receive an accreditation.  

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted its monthly update on the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) April 11 via Zoom. 

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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At the end of the 2022-2023 school year, the Accreditation and Review Council (ARC) will say goodbye to six of its members who have completed the maximum length of service, which is two, three-year terms. Thus, new applicants are being sought to fill the open seats. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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This year, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team has been hosting updates from 9-9:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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As part of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, all redesign schools were asked to administer a School Culture Survey annually. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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This year, 179 systems are going before the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) and the Kansas State Board of Education to receive an accreditation rating. 

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Posted: Feb 9, 2023
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The Accreditation Advisory Council had its first meeting of the 2023 calendar year from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. 

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023
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As systems begin scheduling their on-site visits for accreditation, the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team wanted to send out a reminder regarding the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) reporting expectations for this year. 

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023
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In August of 2022, the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted a beginning-of-the-year kickoff for all systems. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted its monthly Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) update, which took place via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 10. 

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Posted: Jan 5, 2023
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The timeline for submitting Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) documents is as follows: 

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Posted: Dec 8, 2022
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The second Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update will take place Dec. 13. 

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Posted: Dec 1, 2022
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The Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) met Nov. 7. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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The second Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update will take place Dec. 13.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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During the spring 2022 semester, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team held focus groups to gather input and insight from the field regarding Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA).

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022
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The Accreditation and Design team kicked off OVT new member training this past week.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) maintains that every system needs to have at least three Outside Visitation Team (OVT) members, which includes the chair. KSDE also understands that OVT spots can be difficult to fill, but anticipates that the reducation in required reporting this school year will increase individuals’ willingness to serve in these roles.

 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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Thank you to all of the system leaders who participated in the first-ever Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) beginning-of-the-year kickoff in August. 

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Posted: Aug 24, 2022
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The Component Baseline Analysis (CBA) is a perception survey that was created by the KSDE Accreditation and Design team in partnership with Kansas MTSS and educational service centers.  

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Posted: Aug 24, 2022
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Systems/school districts entering year five of the Kansas Education Systems (KESA) process should report the date their year five on-site visit is scheduled.  

 

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022
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Training for Outside Visitation Team (OVT) members will be offered from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 6 and from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 8. New OVT members can choose to attend the training that works best for them. 

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022
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The Accreditation and Design team at KSDE wants to highlight your back-to-school photographs during the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) beginning of the year kick-off events on Aug. 23 and Aug. 25. 

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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School systems entering their fifth year of Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) need to email accreditation@ksde.org as soon as possible to let the Accreditation and Design team know the date of their OVT visit for this school year.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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Throughout the summer, the Accreditation and Design team at the Kansas State Department of Education invited a random sample of 50, year five Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) systems for one-on-one meetings to review their KESA goals and to support systems in feeling ready to complete their final year of the KESA cycle. 

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