Kansas does not currently evaluate educators on student growth.  Teachers are evaluated through observations.  More information is available at www.ksde.org/evaluationproject/

Kansas is in the second year of a three-year pilot process.  They received a one-year waiver from NCLB while continuing this process.  The KEEP program will be reviewed again by the DOE this spring.  In the meantime, the KSDE has put together a committee to work on the KEEP plan so that it will meet DOE specs and Kansas will get a permanent waiver.