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Text to Speech Checklist for ELA passages for the Kansas Assessment Program

Text to speech for ELA passages on the Kansas State Assessment requires KSDE approval.  Checklists must be submitted by January 31,2019.

Updated on

July 19, 2019

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Assessment, IEP, Instruction

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12)

Kansas Alternate Assessment Flow Chart

This is a flow chart to guide teams in making assessment decisions for students with a Most Significant Cognitive Disability.

Updated on

July 19, 2019

Topic

Compliance/Guidance, Specially Designed Instruction, Assessment, IEP

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12)

Rubric for Determining Participation on the Kansas Alternate Assessment (DLM)

This is a companion document for the DLM participation guidelines to assist teams in determining eligibility for the Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards (DLM)

Updated on

July 19, 2019

Topic

Compliance/Guidance, Specially Designed Instruction, Assessment, IEP, Instruction

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12)

PNP Planning Tool for Kansas Assessment Program (KAP)

This is a planning tool to assist teams in selecting accommodations for the Kansas State Assessment (KAP).

Updated on

July 19, 2019

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Assessment, IEP, Instruction, Technology/Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12)

How to Select, Administer and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment for All Students

 This document provides a decision-making process that can be used to select, implement and evaluate accommodations for instruction and assessments.

Updated on

July 19, 2019

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Assessment, IEP, Instruction, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL), Technology/Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning

Age

All Ages

MIS Data Clerks

List of Data Clerks by Organization.

Updated on

July 16, 2019

Topic

APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection

Age

All Ages

FY20 Dynamic Learning Maps Webinars

The KSDE SETS team will continue to provide communication for special education teachers administering the DLM. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect.  Participants will be asked to log in to view and download materials and engage with presenters.  There will...

Updated on

July 16, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Assessment, Instruction, Curriculum

Age

All Ages

FY20 Kansas Early Childhood Webinars

The KSDE Early Childhood Team offers monthly webinars for early childhood administrators during the school year. There will be opportunities for questions and the webinars will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. Participants will log in to the Adobe Connect online mee...

Updated on

July 15, 2019

Topic

Compliance/Guidance, Early Childhood Transition, Family/Community Engagement

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

TASN ATBS Art of Coaching Book Study

We at TASN ATBS are so glad you chose to read and discuss Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. (Aguilar, E. 2013. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.) Copies of this book are available for checkout by Kansas educators in our TASN ATBS Lending Library. You'll find ideas...

Updated on

July 15, 2019

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Onward Book Study

We at TASN ATBS are so glad you chose to read and discuss Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators. (Aguilar, E. 2018. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.) Copies of this book are available for checkout to Kansas educators in our TASN ATBS Lending Library. This document contains informat...

Updated on

July 15, 2019

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

The Simplified FBA (Short) Video

In Dr. Terry Scott's April of 2015 workshop, he presented the rationale behind the FBA and introduced the participants to the language that they might need to share what they learned with others.

Updated on

July 09, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Autism

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Social Narratives: Poop Goes in the Toilet

This is a social narrative describing that poop goes in the toilet (not in pants). It is written in Word with eight cards that can be cut out and made into a little booklet. It contains simple language and at least one picture per card. Skill: Bathroom Skills A...

Updated on

July 09, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Early Childhood (Birth − K)

De-escalation of Behavior Module 7 Dealing With Student Disruption

Description: This video is the seventh in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 7, participants...

Updated on

July 09, 2019

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism

Age

All Ages

Average Duration

This data collection method provides us with the average duration that the target behavior is lasting.

Updated on

July 09, 2019

Topic

Assessment, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Social Narratives: Power Rangers Do Their Work

This is a social narrative that focuses on the student completing their work, even when it is hard. It uses Power Rangers as special interest. It is written with all text and only one picture of the Power Rangers. This is a Word document. Skill: Doing My Work S...

Updated on

July 09, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

Middle School (6 − 9), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12)

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion - English version

This fact sheet provides signs and symptoms of what to look for when students have had a concussion. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Returning to School

This website offers a variety of resources to aid educators as students who have experienced concussion return to school. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers

This tip sheet gives educators ideas for classroom support for students recovering from concussion. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

A Fact Sheet for Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals - Spanish Version

Spanish version of a fact sheet that describes concussion and provides signs and symptoms to look for. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

A Fact Sheet for Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals - English Version

This fact sheet defines concussion and provides signs and symptoms to watch for. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages