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Kansas Online Standards Training

Welcome to Kansas' Education Resource Center
The Kansas Education Resource Center contains tools for teachers to use in aligning classroom instruction and assessment to Kansas’ academic standards. Click on the links below to learn more about these resources:

bullet About These Resources
bullet Assisting Students with Special Academic Needs
bullet Submit a Lesson Plan

Kansas Safe and Supportive Schools

Kansas Safe and Suportive Schools

The Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) Grant was awarded to the Kansas State Department of Education in October 2010 by the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to support statewide measurement of a "Conditions for Learning" (CFL) Index, a marker that reflects school climate with respect to safety, environment and student engagement. The grant's overarching goal is to improve school climate and reduce substance abuse through targeted programmatic interventions.

List of Standards by Curriculum Area
Curriculum Area Grade Level 
PKK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12HSBIPAE
Counseling, Approved 2006  
Dance, Approved 2005  
Environmental Education, Approved 1999  
ESOL, Approved 2003  
FACS, Approved 2005  
Health, Approved 2006  
History, Government, Economics, and Geography, Approved 2005  
Library Media, Approved 2001  
Mathematics, Approved 2003  
Music, Approved 2005  
Physical Education Approved 2005  
Reading, Approved 2003  
Science, Approved 2007  
Theatre/Drama, Approved 2004  
Visual Arts Approved 2007  
World Languages, Approved 2008  
Writing, Approved 2004  

Gold Ball  = Click to see standards.
N/A  = No standards are issued by KSDE for this content area and grade level.
B  = Basic
I  = Intermediate
P  = Proficient
A  = Advanced
E  = Exemplary
Triangle  = Assessed Indicator
Square  = Assessed Indicator on the Optional Constructed Response Assessment
N  = Mathematics Assessments Only - No calculator can be used on this problem
($)  = Mathematics Assessments Only - Financial Literacy

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is given in multiple subjects in grades 4, 8, and 12. Some assessment items are released for public use after almost all assessments; however, this is not always the case. For example, math items were not released after the 2002 NAEP Mathematics assessment because there were too few items in the pool for the 2003 State NAEP assessments required by No Child Left Behind.

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Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(785) 296-3201