Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

KansaStar/IndiStar

KansaStar Modules

The following modules will walk an administrator and leadership team through how KansaSTAR can support these topics.

Foundational

Defining and/or Refining the Leadership Team The leadership team in your system plays an important role.  This group is responsible for setting school improvement goals, serving as key communicators to all stakeholders, analyzing data to make school-wide decisions, and determining professional development needs.  This tutorial will provide context as the administrator is creating a leadership team or is redefining the current team. 

Effective Communication The leadership team is the conduit of communication for all stakeholders (students, staff, parents, community members, etc).  A clear method and protocol of how, when, and why something is communicated will ensure that the leadership team is proving consistent messaging, giving necessary information to the appropriate groups, and helping to process information.  

Collaboration - Coming Soon

Data-Based Decision Making Developing a systematic and purposeful way of exploring data as a leadership team is essential in the successful implementation of effective practices for school improvement. 

Prepare

Goal Setting - Coming Soon

Implement

Choosing Indicators - Coming Soon

Assessing Indicators  When the leadership team assesses an indicator, the team is assessing the current level of implementation of that indicator of effective practice in your school.  This module will walk the team through reflective questions and other considerations when determining the level of implementation for indicators.  

Current State & Desired State The leadership team begins the assessment of the current state by looking at the current level of implementation of an indicator of effective practice in the school.  The desired state is the narrative the team creates around what the indicator will look like when fully implemented within the system. 

Monitor & Adjust

Receiving and Providing Feedback - Coming Soon

Monitoring Progress Implementation to fidelity refers to how closely the procedures of a process are followed (Mellard & Johnson, 2008).  One of the most critical roles of the leadership team is to ensure that all procedures and practices within a system are followed. (KS MTSS & Alignment Structuring Guide).

Sustainability - Coming Soon 

Navigating the KansaStar Platform

Our Direction-Video

Our Meetings-Video

Success Cycle-Video

Our Progress-Video

Data Mining-Video

Viewing Feedback-Video

Helpful Resources

Effective Practices: Research Briefs and Evidence Ratings

KansaStar Indicators of Effective Practice

4 Rs Aligned with KansaStar Indicators

Wise Ways

2019 Summer Leadership Conference: KansaStar for CSI, TSI, ATS, Schoolwide, Redesign, and KESA (Video)