• 2021 Legislator Briefing Book

    2021 Legislator Briefing Book0

    The 2021 version of our Legislator Briefing Book is a quick-reference guide that provides background and perspective on state spending, taxes, education, and general economic conditions. The charts and tables in each section are updated periodically and are available for download in our Tax and Spending media library and the Education media library. KPI 2021READ MORE
  • State’s competency-based education plan doomed to be a non-starter

    State’s competency-based education plan doomed to be a non-starter0

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, KSDE has developed a 1,190-page document (yes, 1,190 pages!) –Navigating Change: KANSAS’ GUIDE TO LEARNING AND SCHOOL SAFETY OPERATIONS – to assist school districts in reopening this fall. The “guidance document” features a competency-based approach that schools may choose to adopt. From the discussions among those involved one would

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  • 2020 K-12 Fact Book

    2020 K-12 Fact Book0

    Aside from ACT scores, all data in this Fact Book come from official government sources, including local school districts, the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE), and the U.S. Department of Education. All data are the most current available and, unless otherwise noted, span through the 2018-2019 academic year. Additional information (including annual historical data) forREAD MORE
  • KPI releases A-F Grading for Kansas schools

    KPI releases A-F Grading for Kansas schools0

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2020 – Wichita – Kansas Policy Institute releases A-F Grading of Kansas schools for school year 2018-2019. A-F Grading places a letter grade on the existing Kansas State Department of Education definitions stemming from state assessment exams. The A-F Grading for Kansas Schools uses state assessment data generated by the

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  • KPI Releases 2019 Public Education FactBook

    KPI Releases 2019 Public Education FactBook0

    Aside from ACT scores, all data in this Fact Book come from official government sources, including local school districts, the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE), and the U.S. Department of Education. All data are the most current available and, unless otherwise noted, span through the 2017-2018 academic year. Additional information (including annual historical data) for

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  • The Achievement Challenge: Solving the K-12 Puzzle

    The Achievement Challenge: Solving the K-12 Puzzle0

    Thousands of Kansas students each year are falling behind, and a false sense of high achievement is a tremendous barrier to getting them the help they need. The Kansas public education system spent $13,620 per student in 2017-18, setting another record. Since 2000, overall spending on K-12 education has increased by 75.4%, far outpacing inflation

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