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Data Collection and Common Core "Fact" Sheet from the Kansas Department of Education

Data Collection and Common Core "Fact" Sheet from the Kansas Department of Education

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This "fact' sheet was distributed by the Kansas State Board of Education during their public meeting on Monday, May 14th.
This "fact' sheet was distributed by the Kansas State Board of Education during their public meeting on Monday, May 14th.

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Published by: Shane Vander Hart on May 16, 2013
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GeneralInformation
TheCommonCoreStandardsestablishhigh-qualityacademicexpectationsinEnglishlan-guagearts(ELA)andmathematicsthatdefinetheknowledgeandskillsallstudentsshouldmasterbytheendofeachgradetobeontrackforsuccessincollegeandcareer.TheCommonCoreStandardsinitiativewasledbystatesthroughtheNationalGover-nor'sAssociationandtheCouncilofChiefStateSchoolOfficers.Thefederalgovernmentwasnotinvolvedinthestandardsdevelopmentand
hasnot
mandatedadoptionofthestandards.Adiverseteamofteachers,parents,administrators,researchersandcontentexperts developedtheCommonCoretobeacademicallyrigorous,attainableforstudentsandpracticalforteachersanddistricts.Kansasrevisesitscontentstandardseverysevenyears.TheKansasmathandreadingstandardswereduetoberevisedin2010.Kansasreviewcommittees,madeupofKansaseducators,joinededucationexpertsfrom otherstatesln-reviewinq-andprovidingfeedbacktotheCommonCoreStandards. Standardsarenotcurriculum.Standardsidentifywhereastudentshouldbeacademically atapointintime.Curriculumishowstudentsgetthereandisdeterminedbylocalschool districts.TheCommonCoreStandardsarebenchmarkedtointernationalstandardstoensureour studentsarecompetitiveathomeandaroundtheworld.TheCommonCoreStandardsaresupportedbybusinessandindustry,asdemonstrated bytheopenletterpublishedintheNewYorkTimesinFebruary2013andreprintedon thebacksideofthisdocument.Implementationofthestandardsiscompletelyinthehandsofstatesandlocalschool districts.StatesthatadoptedtheCommonCoreStandardswereabletoaddunique,state-specificcontenttothestandards.InKansas,weincorporatedanemphasisonCareerandTechnicalEducation.Thestandards,withthatemphasis,areknownastheKansasCollegeandCareerReadyStandards(KCCRS).UpontherecommendationoftheKansasMathandReadingReviewCommittees,the StateBoardofEducationadoptedtheKansasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsinOctober2010,afullyearbeforestateswereawarethatwaiverstoNCLBwouldbeavailable.ContrarytoclaimstheCommonCoreStandardsweremandatedinthefederalRacetotheTop(RTTI)grantcompetition,onlyinternationallybenchmarkedcollegeandcareerreadystandardswererequired.AtleastonestatethatreceivedaRTTIgrantdidnot adopttheCommonCoreStandards.WhileKansascompletedaRTITapplicationforthefirstphaseofthegrantcompetition,itdidnotpursuethegrantintophasetwo.
LongitudinalDataSystem
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TheStatewideLongitudinalDataSystemallowsKansastocontinueeffortstoprovideschoolsanddistrictswithnecessarydatatoinforminstructionandensureeverystudentreceivesthemostappropriateeducationpossible.TheCommonCoreStandardsdonotcontainrequirementsrelatedtodatacollection.Kansashashadastudentleveldatasystemsince2005andthereareanumberofdatapointsthestateisrequiredtocollect. TheKansasStateDepartmentof Education(KSDE)collectsavarietyofinformationonKansasstudents,includingsuchthingsasdateofbirth,race/ethnicity,gender, programparticipationincludingstatusrelatedtoEnglishlanguageproficiencyorspecialeducation, performanceonstateassessments,aswellasstudentswhoqualifyforfree/reducedpricedmeals. Requiredreportsofthisdataareonlyprovidedintheaggregate,meaningonlystatewide,districtandbuildingdataisprovided,notstudentleveldata.TheadoptionoftheKansasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardshasnoimpactonthestate'sdatacollectionrequirements.TheKSDE
DOESNOT
collectinfor-mationonpoliticalaffiliationsor beliefs;sexbehaviororattitudes; religiouspractices,affiliationsor beliefsorincomeofthestudentorfamily.

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