ERIC Number: ED483790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 3
Kansas State Department of Education. Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110) Amended May 2004
Kansas State Department of Education
The Kansas accountability system, the school accreditation system known as Quality Performance Accreditation, includes all public school districts and public schools in the state. The system produces adequate yearly progress (AYP) decisions for all public schools, including those with variant grade configurations, those serving special populations, and those with no grades assessed with the Kansas assessments. The Kansas assessment program, fully approved by the U.S. Department of Education under the 1994 ESEA regulations, is being revised to include the assessments from one grade in elementary, middle, and high school to that of each grade 3-8 as well as at least one grade in high school. In addition, the reading and mathematics standards are being reviewed to ensure grade level expectations are clearly articulated. Until the revisions are implemented in the 2005-2006 school year, those schools not having grades assessed will be held accountable through a "feeder pattern." That is, the performance of the schools not having grades tested will be determined by the performance of the schools that students attend following their completion of the highest grade in the non-tested school. This report details Kansas's response and activities for meeting state accountability system requirements.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Public Schools, State Standards, Academic Standards, Mathematics, Reading Skills, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
Kansas State Department of Education, State and Federal Programs Team, 120 SE 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612-1182. Tel: 785-296-5081; Web site: http://www.ksde.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.