CSSS Member Directory

Kansas State Department of Education Kansas State Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Lizette Burks
Science Education Program Consultant
KKS State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 653
Topeka, KS 66612


Organizational Structure:
Local Control Curriculum and Benchmark Testing

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 465,916
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 300 districts

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

  • Written in grade bands: K-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-12

Curricular Standards, Resources and Model Standards Curricular Standards, Resources and Model Standards

State Science Assessment Information

  • Given at what grades: 4, 7, High School

  • 2 part test (Physical and Life science). High School test has flexibility with opportunity to learn giving a flexible testing schedule to meet schools' needs (all students must complete both halves by end of 11th grade.)

  • First Operational Date: Spring of 07-08 school year
  • Time of Year: March-May for grades 4 and 7/ Fall and Spring testing windows for High School
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice

Science Assessments Science Assessments

Other CSSS members from this state:

Associate Members

Matt Krehbiel