The Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) is the state’s K-12 accrediting model. KESA accredits at the System (district) level to create systemic change within and among school buildings across the district. The Kansas State Board of Education identified five goal areas believed to have direct impact on producing successful high school graduates. These goals are: 

  • Social-Emotional Factors Measured Locally
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Individual Plans of Study
  • High School Graduation
  • Postsecondary Success

The KESA model focuses school districts on meeting these goals. Districts need to redesign and pursue a continuous improvement process at both the district and school levels. The School Redesign Project at the Kansas State Department of Education and KESA work together to create system changes to support the State Board Outcomes.

The reports from the Outside Visitation Team (OVT) may be viewed below. 

Spring 2020

SMSD OVT 3-Year Report