KSDE Weekly

Accountability, Accreditation and Assessments

Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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The dates and locations for the 2024 KESA 2.0 facilitator trainings are set. These sessions are in-person at the regional service centers. Attendance at one training session is sufficient. Registration will close one week prior to each of the sessions.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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School districts and systems are invited to attend KESA 2.0 information sessions this fall for updates on the latest developments and valuable insights on the new accreditation process. 

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Posted: Jul 18, 2024
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The KSDE Accreditation and Design team will resume the KESA 2.0 monthly updates on the second Monday of each month beginning Aug.12.  

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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The KSDE Accreditation and Design team announces the KESA monthly updates will begin on the second Monday of each month beginning in August. These meetings will be from 10:30 -11:15 a.m. and will be recorded and posted along with other material on the KSDE Accreditation and Design webpage currently under construction.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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Anyone interested in serving as a facilitator one or two times per year for KESA 2.0 school improvement days, please fill out this form:  https://ksde.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eakt1Fs8ToGG8tw  

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024
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School districts and systems are invited to attend KESA 2.0 information sessions this fall for updates on the latest developments and valuable insights on the new accreditation process. 

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024
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The KSDE Accreditation and Design team is excited to announce the upcoming fall KESA 2.0 district and system information sessions.  

Hosted by Dr. Ben Proctor and Dr. Jay Scott, of KSDE’s Division of Learning Services, these sessions are designed to provide districts and systems with updates on the latest developments and valuable insights on the KESA 2.0 process, ensuring districts and systems are well-prepared for the 2024-25 school year. These meetings will provide an opportunity to ask questions, share feedback and network with fellow educators. 

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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The following are the dates for Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) facilitator training. These are in-person training sessions and will be held at regional service centers. You only need to attend one training session. Registration is required.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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The KSDE Accreditation and Design team is excited to announce the upcoming fall KESA 2.0 information sessions for districts.  

Hosted by Dr. Ben Proctor and Dr. Jay Scott, of KSDE’s Division of Learning Services, these sessions are designed to provide updates on the latest developments and valuable insights on the KESA 2.0 process, ensuring districts are well-prepared for the 2024-25 school year. These meetings will provide an excellent opportunity to ask questions, share feedback, and network with fellow educators. 

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Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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Dates have been set for Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) facilitator training. These are in-person training sessions and will be held at regional service centers across the state.

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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: May 9, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available. These days are full-day and in-person to maximize collaboration and will be facilitated by those who have volunteered and been selected and trained in the School Improvement Model. 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available.

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Posted: Apr 25, 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. 

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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 25, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design team has started facilitating meetings called KESA Check-ins with systems in the West, Central and Eastern regions of Kansas, as well as with special purpose schools and urban, suburban and private systems.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Jean Rush, current Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) employee, has been named the East Region KESA executive and began her new role on Monday, January 22. For the Central region KESA executive position, Mindy Bruce, former superintendent at Renwick USD 267 will temporarily fill that role until July 1, 2024, when a permanent executive is named.

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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 following spring 2024 ACT and WorkKeys updates are being offered for test coordinators by Lee Jones, ACT/WorkKeys assessment coordinator for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE): 

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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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Below are a few steps to help test coordinators prepare for WorkKeys and ACT testing in the spring.

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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 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team recently shared the recording of the monthly Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) update, which took place Tuesday, Nov. 14, via Zoom. 

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) wants to remind Kansas school districts to post the latest ACT testing information to their website per KSA 72-5179.

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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: Nov 9, 2023
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Please see the information below for a quick overview of what ACT and WorkKeys test coordinators need to do in the following weeks to prepare for the Spring 2024 WorkKeys and ACT tests:

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team has scheduled the following meetings for November:

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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: Oct 5, 2023
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*This article appeared last week with a misprint about what group met. It should have stated that it was the Accreditation Advisory Council that had its first quarterly meeting. 

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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 28, 2023
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Below are important updates on WorkKeys, PreACT 8/9 and ACT: 

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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 21, 2023
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District leadership teams wanting to enroll in the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Adaptive Schools Training need to do so by Friday, Sept. 22.  

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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District leadership teams wanting to learn how to foster innovation while maintaining and supporting foundational practices that have proven to be impactful are encouraged to sign up for the Kansas State Department of Education’s four-day Adaptive Schools Training. 

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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 31, 2023
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Below is some valuable information from ACT regarding the state paid PreACT 8/9: 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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Author and presenter Dr. Carol Brooks Simoneau will lead the Kansas State Department of Education’s four-day Adaptive Schools Training during the 2023-2024 school year. 

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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Strong instructional leadership is crucial to system change and continuous improvement. Leading a system through change and adaptive challenges requires intentionality and professional learning.

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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 10, 2023
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Members of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team hosted two Zoom meetings Thurs., August 10, to share with systems what will be expected during the 2023-2024 KESA Learning Year.

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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 Review Council (ARC) plays a critical role in advancing the Kansas vision for education by assuring education systems are implementing effective continuous improvement processes that lead to improved student results. 

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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 20, 2023
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The Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) is a critical partner with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The AAC provides input and feedback to KSDE on accreditation documents, procedures and processes. 

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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: Jul 6, 2023
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The Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) is a critical partner with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The AAC provides input and feedback to KSDE on accreditation documents, procedures and processes. 

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Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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The Accreditation Review Council (ARC) plays a critical role in advancing the Kansas vision for education by assuring education systems are implementing effective continuous improvement processes that lead to improved student results. 

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Posted: May 25, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team shared these updates and reminders:

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team shared these updates and reminders:

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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 Summer Assessment Review for English language arts (ELA), math and science will take place in person from July 17-21 in Salina and Lawrence. 

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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: Apr 13, 2023
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Governing Board is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the NAEP Science Assessment Framework, which was last updated in 2005. 

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Posted: Apr 6, 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: Apr 6, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team will have its next monthly update on the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, on Zoom (register here).

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Governing Board is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the NAEP Science Assessment Framework, which was last updated in 2005.

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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 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is bringing Adaptive Schools Training to Kansas during the next three school years. 

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Redesign team is excited to roll out a School and District Culture Survey. 

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) is now closed for the 2022-2023 Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) and Spring Vacancy Report submissions. 

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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To better track and support alternative schools in the state, the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is working to verify how many alternative schools will be in operation during the 2023-2024 school year. 

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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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It is time for virtual schools to begin preparations for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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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: Feb 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Civic Advocacy Network application is now open for school-level submissions at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9IgQ0phYzSvkTuca3dM_8DdR-AtW0ptmOoERvDuuU5dt15A/viewform?usp=sf_link.  

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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It is time for virtual schools to begin preparations for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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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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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: 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 12, 2023
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fourth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student. 

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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: Jan 5, 2023
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval Form for the 2023-2024 school year is now available on KSDE’s Preschool Programming Webpage, along with the 2023-2024 Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program Requirements and Assurances. 

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Posted: Jan 5, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) is now accepting submissions of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR), which includes the Spring Vacancy Report (SVR). 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2022
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Here is a review of the reporting adjustments made to Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) for the 2022-2023 school year: 

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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The second Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update took place Dec. 13, and resources from that meeting are now available on the KESA Training webpage

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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: Nov 10, 2022
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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team had their monthly update. 

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Posted: Nov 3, 2022
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Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) and Discipline Data Collection are both open in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) so administrators can enter incidents as they occur. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team would like to thank Kansas schools for participating in the recent educator vacancy data collection.

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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 18, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) continues to update district test coordinators for WorkKeys. 

 

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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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