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Kansas State Department of Education, 2020
This guide is meant to help parents, schools, and community members use the Kansas Special Education Process Handbook. The parent guide to the Kansas Special Education Process Handbook was written by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). It is a start for learning about special education requirements. It is recommended to use this guide…
Descriptors: Guides, Special Education, Parent Rights, Special Needs Students
Kansas State Department of Education, 2020
It is important that schools and districts measure the essential employability skills and knowledge that students gain from Work-Based Learning (WBL) experiences and give students an opportunity to document and reflect on their learning. The assessment and reflection process helps students in the following essential ways: (1) helps students make…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Work Experience Programs, Educational Assessment
Kansas State Department of Education, 2020
The purpose of this guidance is to provide clarity to schools and districts regarding expectations and considerations for equitable learning opportunities for all students during this time of Continuous Learning. Equity starts with educators checking their assumptions and biases. Educators can review outgoing language, materials, images and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, English Language Learners, Health Programs, Food Service
Kansas State Department of Education, 2019
In October 2015, the Kansas State Board of Education announced a new vision for education in Kansas--the Kansans CAN vision. "Kansas leads the world in the success of each student" became the branded theme for Kansas education. The Kansans CAN vision for education calls for a more child-focused system providing support and resources for…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Cooperative Planning
Kansas State Department of Education, 2018
School readiness occurs within a broad context that includes the four components of community, educational environment, family and the individual child. These four components function as interdependent systems of support that have multidirectional influences. Early childhood experiences, from birth through age 8, are necessary for school success…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, School Schedules
Moss, Tony – Kansas State Department of Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to open the methods, construction and assumptions of a new performance benchmark to examination, critique, and improvement by technical experts. The paper begins with known technical questions about this new benchmark. In includes suggestions made by technical advisors. It then details the construction of the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Benchmarking, State Departments of Education
Kansas State Department of Education, 2016
This booklet provides an overview of the following important topics, which can assist parents in preparations to be made prior to their child's kindergarten entry: (1) Kansas Early Learning Standards; (2) Kindergarten Entry Information; (3) The Kindergarten Transition; (4) Additional Questions You May Have; and (5) Checklist for Entering…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Academic Standards, Student Adjustment, School Entrance Age
Kansas State Department of Education, 2015
Engaging families in their children's growth and learning can support the healthy social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of young children. These affirmative relationships also support positive life long outcomes for children. The Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood provide guidance for families,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Child Development, School Readiness, Partnerships in Education
Moss, Tony – Kansas State Department of Education, 2011
Teacher selection, retention, and evaluation form a contentious policy knot. This paper: (1) reviews the recent history of teacher labor markets; (2) describes the teacher selection, preparation and retention policies of three countries that successfully reformed their systems; (3) proposes a different theoretical guide; and (4) reviews key…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Teacher Selection, Teacher Persistence, Cross Cultural Studies
Kansas State Department of Education, 2004
This document provides a brief overview of the environmental issues that affect Kansas public schools. Specific programs that address these problems are included, along with their contact information. This document contains information on the following issues and programs: (1) Department of Health and Environment; (2) air; (3) asbestos; (4)…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Water Quality, Educational Facilities, School Safety
Kansas State Department of Education, 2004
This booklet, Educational Legislation--2004 Session, is published annually to provide enrolled copies and summaries of selected education bills passed by the Kansas Legislature relating generally to Unified School Districts, Interlocal operatives, and private schools. The summaries of the bills were prepared by the Kansas Legislative Research…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, School Districts
Kansas State Department of Education, 2004
In the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is based on the premise and promise that in 12 years, every child will be at a minimum proficiency on the state reading and mathematics assessments. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that every student be tested. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is the process…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, State Standards, Accountability
Kansas State Department of Education, 2004
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…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Public Schools
Martinez, Sherrill; Snider, Lue Ann – Kansas State Department of Education, 2001
The history of Kansas public education closely parallels that of the nation. It is difficult to understand why events happened in the state environment without some understanding of what was occurring in the nation during the same time period. Therefore, in this report, four questions important to education are asked. Historical answers to the…
Descriptors: Governance, Public Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education