Bouquet Model. - Kansas State Department of Education

Proposed State Accountability System
September 2014
Brad Neuenswander, Interim Commissioner
Kansas State Department of Education
 All students grades 3-8 take the same state assessment.
 All students in HS would take the state assessment, unless
they had already demonstrated College & Career Readiness
on another assessment (ACT, SAT, CPASS, etc.) commonly
referred to as the Bouquet Model.
 The state assessment would be the SBAC assessment.
 The state board approved the Bouquet Model, but chose to
have CETE develop the state assessment.
 Approved the Kansas ESEA Flex Waiver for one more year, 2014-15
 Removed our “High Risk” status, meaning we can move forward with
our teacher/leader evaluation model, and how we use student growth
as a significant factor
 Allows us to move the use of student growth as a significant factor to
the 2017-18 school year.
 Exempts Kansas from reporting 2014 assessment results due to the
DDoS situation during the testing window.
 Did NOT approve the Kansas Assessment Bouquet Model
• Performance on ACT, SAT, State Assessment is not comparable.
-- An 11th grade cohort was chosen to maximize instructional time in
high school in response to AYP targets. (The ELA and Mathematics
intended cohort in 2005 was actually grade 10.)
-- OTL began as a policy to align test administration with instruction
during grades 9, 10, and 11; a double-testing option was added in
response to the AYP mandate to make all students proficient by 2014.
-- Emphasis was placed on monitoring “Optional,” “Priority,” and
“Complete” students for building-level AYP determinations.
-- Some schools tested 9th graders to determine or “diagnose” those
who were proficient and whose scores could be “banked” toward
making AYP.
-- The OTL policy created a three-year footprint comprised of formative
assessments, interim assessments, double-testing, banking scores,
and monitoring individual student assessment histories while at the
same time recognizing only proficient scores for AYP.

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