Welcome to the Kansas State Department of Education website devoted to the

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

Content Area Links:
English Language Proficiency
Fine Arts
History, Government, and Social Studies 
English Language Arts & Literacy 
Library, Media
Physical Education (see Health)

Note:  The Competencies for Career Technical Education are also available in the "Design Sheets" here: 
Career Technical Education
Common Core Toolkit
 TitleModified DateDescription
Higher Ed for Higher Standards6/30/2014 
“The Common Core State Standards: Insight into Their Development and Purpose”6/30/2014 
Communicating the Common Core State Standards - A Resource for Superintendents, School Board Members, and Public Relations Executives1/15/2014The Council of the Great City Schools produced a report for superintendents, school board members, and public relations executives about communicating the Common Core State Standards.
Data Collection and the Common Core Fact Sheet1/13/2014KSDE fact sheet about data collection and the common core standards.
KSDE KCCRS Communications Toolkit9/23/2013 
The Alliance for Excellent Education Releases Common Core 101 Brief 9/17/2013Starting from the beginning, the brief explains how the Common Core State Standards Initiative formed and led to a common set of standards that are now being implemented by states.
Helping Parents Understand the Common Core9/17/2013Resources you can turn to when parents start to ask questions about the Common Core.
Change the Equation Fact Sheet on Common Core State Standards9/6/2013 
Top 10 Tips for Districts to Communicate About the Common Core9/6/2013 
Supportive Common Core State Standards Quotes9/6/2013 
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards Fact Sheet9/6/2013 
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards and Assessment Fact Sheet9/6/2013 
Common Core Resources9/6/2013 
KCCRS Fact Sheets Link9/6/2013 
MTSS & The Kansas Common Core Standards4/4/2013 
Dr. DeBacker's Video


Dr. Diane DeBacker, former Kansas Commissioner of Education, explains the importance of implementing the state's College and Career Ready Standards for English language arts and mathematics and continuing to participate in assessments even before they are aligned to the new standards in this video.

For more videos about College and Career Ready implementation from educators,
click here.


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