Kansas



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Kansas state board of education consists of ten members each serving a four-year term. The board members are elected through a partisan ballot.

The state board has authority over:

  • Summative Assessments
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Overseeing Charter School Authorization
  • Appointing the Chief State School Officer

Governor

Sam Brownback

Chief State School Officer

Randy Watson

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 49.6%

English Language Learners: 9.2%

Served by IDEA: 13.7%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP -eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1994

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 11

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 2,677

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Kansas intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Kansas’ ESSA approach.