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Kent Reed



Accreditation Update

  • Accreditation Update

  • Individual Plan of Study



  • Please email your questions to lunchtime@ksde.org.

  • Questions/answers will be compiled

  • and shared, via listservs.



Kent Reed

  • Kent Reed

  • Counseling Consultant

  • kreed@ksde.org

  • 785.296.8109





Kelly Slaton

  • Kelly Slaton

  • Education Program Consultant

  • KEEP/Accreditation



Receive Item Board Outcomes for ‘Kansans Can’ Vision

  • Receive Item Board Outcomes for ‘Kansans Can’ Vision

  • Receive Item Adapting definition of Kansas College and Career Ready



HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

  • HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

  • (four-year cohort)

  • “Graduation” vs. “College and career ready”?

  • Definition of term?

  • Federal definition vs. state definition?

  • More than one definition needed to account for special needs students?



2. POST-SECONDARY ATTENDANCE/COMPLETION (“Completer” possesses industry-recognized credential or 12 college credits by end of first semester after cohort’s high school graduation)

  • 2. POST-SECONDARY ATTENDANCE/COMPLETION (“Completer” possesses industry-recognized credential or 12 college credits by end of first semester after cohort’s high school graduation)

  • No universal definition at this point; open for Kansas (SBoE) to define

  • Responsibility for success passes to post-secondary after that first post-secondary semester?

  • Include IB, AVID, Regents, Project Lead the Way etc. as “Completers” credentials?

  • Credentials must be ones with high predictive power.

  • Account for military (enter boot camp = completer)?



3. POST-SECONDARY REMEDIATION (number or percentage of graduates requiring remediation before enrolling in post-secondary programs)

  • 3. POST-SECONDARY REMEDIATION (number or percentage of graduates requiring remediation before enrolling in post-secondary programs)

  • Data is not clean – some private institutions do not report.

  • Remedial course placement vs. targeted tutoring

  • Adult diploma completers would not count.



4. KINDERGARTEN READINESS (percentage of students entering kindergarten at a determined level of readiness)

  • 4. KINDERGARTEN READINESS (percentage of students entering kindergarten at a determined level of readiness)

  • Definition of term (skills and performance levels)

  • Affects amount of funding needed for PK



5. INDIVIDUAL PLANS OF STUDY (IPS) (focused on career interests)

  • 5. INDIVIDUAL PLANS OF STUDY (IPS) (focused on career interests)

  • An IPS DONE WELL is very effective.

  • An IPS for every student.

  • An IPS is not a product – it is a process.

  • Post secondary is highly interested in IPS.

  • Support for the field in best practices and implementation with fidelity

  • Involve parents, community – culture change



6. SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL/CHARACTER GROWTH (using local measurements)

  • 6. SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL/CHARACTER GROWTH (using local measurements)

  • State providing resources, support of best practices, model assessments to use locally

  • Mental health resources/programs?



The State Board discussed the great amount of work to be done before finalizing these measures, including Board members’ need for intensive time studying and discussing each one.

  • The State Board discussed the great amount of work to be done before finalizing these measures, including Board members’ need for intensive time studying and discussing each one.

  • Dr. Watson mentioned his plan to schedule Board retreats around these measures.



NEW DEFINITION PROPOSED: “A successful Kansas graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, civic skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.

  • NEW DEFINITION PROPOSED: “A successful Kansas graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, civic skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.

  • “Civic” or “citizenship”

  • Include “college and career ready” in definition? (Narrows perception to four-year programs)

  • Is “technical” included in “employability”?



The State Board is expected to vote on a new definition at its regular meeting in January.

  • The State Board is expected to vote on a new definition at its regular meeting in January.



Dr. Scott Myers, Director 785-296-8010 smyers@ksde.org

  • Dr. Scott Myers, Director 785-296-8010 smyers@ksde.org



  • Please email your questions to lunchtime@ksde.org.

  • Questions/answers will be compiled

  • and shared, via listservs.





Kathleen Cochran

  • Kathleen Cochran

  • Career Pathways Coordinator



Kindergarten Readiness

  • Kindergarten Readiness

  • Increasing Graduation Rates

  • Increasing the percent of students completing a credential or pursuing post-secondary education

  • Decreasing the percent of students who need remedial coursework upon attending post-secondary schools

  • Each student will have an individual plan of study

  • Social/Emotional factors relative to student success measured locally



The Individual Plan of study naturally addresses multiple outcomes in the new vision by:

  • The Individual Plan of study naturally addresses multiple outcomes in the new vision by:

    • Keeping students on time and on track for graduation
    • Creating a pathway including post-secondary opportunities
    • Creating the opportunity to identify when students are struggling academically
    • Bringing relevance and purpose to course enrollment


An Individual Plan of Study is a living document that facilitates a conversation with a student regarding his or her future. At the very least, it includes:

  • An Individual Plan of Study is a living document that facilitates a conversation with a student regarding his or her future. At the very least, it includes:

    • Career interests identified by the student through an authentic career interest survey or assessment.
    • A roadmap based on the student’s interests and talents and graduation requirements
    • Includes approved coursework for the student's educational and career goals
    • Includes developmentally-appropriate, work-based learning experiences. 
  • The individual Plan of Study is most powerful when accompanied by meaningful conversation and activities that help the student identify and set goals.



KSDE anticipates that at the Board of Education meeting in January, 2016, the Board will include the Individual Plan of Study for every 8-12 grade student as a state success outcome.

  • KSDE anticipates that at the Board of Education meeting in January, 2016, the Board will include the Individual Plan of Study for every 8-12 grade student as a state success outcome.

  • KSDE convened a focus group of counselors and administrators to identify the essential components of an effective Individual Plan of Study.

  • These components along with best practices for implementing an individual plan of study will be made available to schools.



Software platform of the Individual Plan of Study must integrate with PowerSchool, Skyward, Infinite Campus and Insight Student Information Systems (preferably with all systems being used in Kansas schools).

  • Software platform of the Individual Plan of Study must integrate with PowerSchool, Skyward, Infinite Campus and Insight Student Information Systems (preferably with all systems being used in Kansas schools).

  • College and Career Readiness Curriculum for teachers including recommendations regarding when to implement interest inventories, etc.

  • Exportable portfolio with room for: career and secondary training goals, resume, cover letters, recommendation letters, essays and artifacts all in one place.

  • Map to the student’s major of interest and courses required at the college level (aid transition to the college of interest).

  • System should have a seamless transition from Middle School to High School and High School to College.

  • Career Profiler including a personality tool (i.e. “do what you are”) and interest inventories with results aligned to related careers and saved for future reference.



Secure access for administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students.

  • Secure access for administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students.

  • General information regarding careers including daily activities, required training and potential job market.

  • Tracking:

      • Progress toward a career cluster
      • Progress toward graduation
      • College applications
      • Scholarship applications
      • Transcripts sent
      • Financial Aid Progress
      • Fee waivers requested and status of waiver
      • Career Readiness Activities completed at each grade level
  • Ability to send transcripts to post-secondary schools.

  • Business Connections Component: Link students to internships, job shadows, etc. in his or her area of interest.



Ability to see courses taken and needed for graduation and enroll for classes. This will include a course guide and fail safes to keep students from enrolling in incorrect courses.

  • Ability to see courses taken and needed for graduation and enroll for classes. This will include a course guide and fail safes to keep students from enrolling in incorrect courses.

  • College Search Function: by major, sport, geography, interest, type of institution and including a cost comparison function and an interface that allows a student to request information from a college.

  • Financing College Guidance:

      • Scholarship Search Function
      • FAFSA Support
      • Local Scholarship information
      • Scholarship essay writing tips
  • Data reporting:

      • Post-Secondary Aggregate Data
      • Secondary Data




  • Please email your questions to lunchtime@ksde.org.

  • Questions/answers will be compiled

  • and shared, via listservs.




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