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Kansas State Department of Education, 2021
The Kansas Graduate and Dropout Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of how the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) calculates and reports the Adjusted Cohort Graduation and Annual Dropout Rates. Sections include: (1) Introduction; (2) Terminology; (3) Data Sources; (4) Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) Reports; (5) Public…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Home Schooling, Students with Disabilities
Kansas State Department of Education, 2021
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
Kansas State Department of Education, 2021
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. This initiative motivated the creation of this document. Kindergarten Readiness is one of five Kansas State…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Cooperative Planning
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, 2020
The Continuous Learning Task Force's primary goal was to develop guidance for Kansas educators to meet the immediate need of supporting learning outside of the normal practices. The team intentionally adopted the word "Continuous" as a means to bring clarity and focus to the experience of teachers, students and families as the 2019-2020…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education, COVID-19
Kansas State Department of Education, 2020
The Kansas Graduate and Dropout Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of how the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) calculates and reports the Adjusted Cohort Graduation and Annual Dropout Rates. Sections include: (1) Introduction; (2) Terminology; (3) Data Sources; (4) Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) Reports; (5) Public…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, High School Graduates, Cohort Analysis
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
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