Utilize the brainstormed list below to help generate ideas and discussion so your district can tell their story for the KESA Yearly Summary Reports. NOTE: This is a brainstorm of educators across the state and is not a checklist of items that must be included. 


Definition of a Successful High School Graduate:

  • Academic/Cognitive -

    • ACT/SAT
    • State Assessments
    • MAP/ACT Aspire
    • Aimsweb/CBMs/DIBELs/STAR
    • Dual Credit/AP course completers
    • Skills assessments from Career Cruising
    • Dial
  • Technical -

    • CTE completers
    • percent of students taking CTE courses
    • ASVAB scores
    • WorkKeys scores
    • Third party assessments
    • Industry Recognized Certifications (IRC's)
    • Technical writing scores
    • Use of technology
    • Number of students receiving math/ela credits for technical certificate programs
  • Employability - 

  • Civic Engagement - 

    • Community service listed on resumes/individual plans of study
    • School/community activities
    • Community opportunities
    • Number of meetings attended
    • Participation in school activities to aid the community


Board of Education Outcomes

  • Social-Emotional

    • Behavior data (suspensions, office visits, etc)
    • Attendence
    • KAN-DIS
    • Perception surveys
    • SECD standards
    • Counselor visits
    • Social Media/Trafficking surveys
    • Gallop survey
  • K-Readiness

    • Round up testing
    • Preschool screening
    • Number in preschool; both district and private
    • Preschool standard-based data; i.e. progress reports
    • K retention rates
    • ASQ:3, ASQ:SE
    • Parents as Teachers
    • Number of certified preschool teachers in the community and the number licensed/non-licensed preschool in the community
  • Individual Plans of Study (IPS)

    • Number of meetings per student
    • Number of activities
    • Number of visits
    • Number of internships
    • Time spent discussing
    • Parent involvment/communications
    • CTE Pathways offered
    • Data (reports) from Career Cruising - using interests and skills to adjust course enrollment, course offerings, and pathways offered
    • IPS Rubric
    • Skills Checklist 
  • Graduation

    • Attendance per grade level
    • Behavior
    • Participation in activities
    • Credits earned Freshman year
    • Parent involvement/communications
    • Relationships built
  • Post Secondary Success

    • NSCD (National Student Clearinghouse Data) in AMOSS report
    • ACT scores
    • Financial Aid information
    • Employment
    • Local numbers (employment needs)
    • Local definition of success
    • Parent involvement/communications
    • Follow-up reports & data


Another item to consider is now that you have the data, it's time to do something with it.


"Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better, do better."