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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
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