Kansas Model for Adding Student Growth Measures to ALL Kansas Educator Evaluation Systems 2014-2015

Evaluation Systems Progression


Kansas District Selected Evaluation Systems

Kansas school districts may select an evaluation instructional practice protocol other than the default model, KEEP.

There are a number of compelling reasons an evaluation instructional practice protocol other than KEEP. Most common reasons involve such things as having an evaluation instructional practice protocol that has been locally developed over a number of years or having a membership in an educational service center that provides an evaluation instructional practice protocol and relative technical supports. However, these efforts are costly.

All educator evaluation protocols (systems) must include Six Guidelines ensuring a rigorous, comprehensive and fair system of evaluation aimed at improving instructional quality and student academic growth.

1. Used for continual improvement of instruction.
2. Differentiated performance using at least 3 levels.
3. Multiple, valid measures in determining performance levels, including as a significant factor data related to student growth for all students and a process ensuring inter-rater reliability.
4. Evaluation of all educators on a regular basis.
5. Provide clear, timely, useful feedback that identifies needs and guides professional learning opportunities to specific needs.
6. Data and a process will be used to inform personnel decisions.

All detail, assurances of compliance and other non-KEEP evaluation instructional practice protocol information, is on file with the Kansas State Department of Education. There is no requirement that other evaluation instructional practice protocols must provide a data repository.

All Kansas school districts will provide continual professional learning opportunities for building leaders with a primary focus of district level training with regard to inter-rater agreement as part of the evaluation process.

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Kansas Professional Learniing Team (KPLT)
The Kansas Professional Learning Team (KPLT) is a new group committed to dispersing correct information and training throughout Kansas K-12 regions and districts. The 28 member group is from all areas of the state and most currently already disperse KSDE information. Now the group will interact collectively to create dissemination processes that are coordinated. Evaluations information is one area this group will work together to convey. Please contact a local KPLT member for up-to-date information and trainings. KSDE staff will continue to be available.



Blue Valley USD 229

Tonya Merrigan, Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction

Garden City USD 457

Dr. Steve Karlin, Deputy Superintendent

Hays USD 489

Shanna Dinkel, Curriculum Director

Kansas City USD 500

Dr. Sherry Samples, HR Director

Lawrence USD 497

Sarah M. Oatsvall, Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning

Olathe USD 233

Dr. Eric Punswick

Topeka USD 501

Diane Cox

Wichita USD 259

Alicia Thompson, Assistant Superintendent (Elementary)


Tamara Konrade


Ben Proctor, Hesston


Mary Getto

Keystone Region

Josh Woodward


Kurt Brown, Assistant Special Education Director


Diana Wieland, Colby

Smoky Hill

Darla Smith, Smoky Hill; Larry Patrick, alternate

Smoky Hill Region

Carol Arjona, Geary County


DeAnne Heersche, SCKESC


Teresa Tosh, Haysville


Michael Koonce, Greenbush


Amber Wheeler, Columbus


Kelly Gillespie, SWPRSC


Jason Johnson


Ardith Dunn

Dodge City USD 443

Mischel Miller


Doug Moeckel


Idalia Shuman

MTSS Core Team

Todd Wiedemann


Dayna Richardson

Learning Forward Kansas

Jill Lachenmeyer

Contact Information for Vendors

McRel - Dr. Brian Jordan, Director of Leadership Services
Kansas Association of School Boards
1420 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS  66604-4024
Twitter:  @bjordan41
Blog:  http://kasbleadershipservices.blogspot.com/

e4E Southwest Plains - Dr. Kelly Gillespie, Executive Director
Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
Drawer 1010
Sublette, Ks. 67877

Greenbush - Michael Koonce, Director of Learning Services
Greenbush SEKESC
(M) 785-766-6764

Danielson - For questions, please send us a detailed email: contact@danielsongroup.org. We can then forward your request directly to the most appropriate member of our organization. To leave us a voicemail,  call (609) 848-8714.
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Marzano - Customer Service
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Evaluation Systems Used in Kansas 2014-2015

2014-2015 Evaluation Systems and Performance Levels Used in Kansas



The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: KSDE General Counsel, 900 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612; 785-296-3201