Reports and Publications

Research-related reports and publications produced by KASB.  If you don’t find what you are looking for here, remember to check the District-Level Data and State-Level Data pages for additional reports and tools.

The KASB Comparing Kansas report data provides information related to the Kansas State Board of Education’s Kansans Can outcomes and the “Rose Capacities” identified by the Kansas Supreme Court as a standard of constitutional funding and adopted as educational goals by the Kansas Legislature. It also allows Kansas educational performance, funding and other factors to be compared to other states. This is the second year KASB has produced this report using the same data elements and calculations.

This report presents the results of a statistical analysis to determine the extent to which a school’s enrollment size and the percent of students eligible for free or reduced‐price lunch predict student performance on the 2015‐16 Kansas State Assessments. – March 2017

This interactive report shows the change in staff and students from 1998 to 2017 based on data from KSDE.

This report shows the change in staff and students from 1998 to 2016 and teacher, principal, and superintendent average salaries and totals spent on these salaries.

This report presents a comprehensive review of the high-quality empirical evidence on whether and how money matters in education, written by Rutgers Professor Bruce Baker. This is the second edition of the report originally released in 2012. It has been updated by the author.

Tool for showing the impact of Senate Bill 7 at the state and district level. – Updated 04/16/2015

The following are the reports based on KASB’s Annual Data Collections:

Free Lunch Status and At-Risk Status

Want to know who is running to represent you in the Legislature and how major groups involved in the education debate view those candidates?  Check out this handy tool that shows a comprehensive list of candidates and allows you to easily connect with the data.

Shows the possible effect of HB 2504 on school district boundaries and enrollment.

  • Part 1: New Districts [PDF]
  • Part 2: Staffing [PDF] – February 2016
  • Maps:
    • Before:
    • Before with Counties:
    • After:
    • After with Counties:

Report showing the impact of recent Kansas school funding system changes on each district and the resulting inequity in the tax burden.

Info on staff numbers and ratios in Kansas over time.

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  • Addendum broken out by KLRD categories [PDF] – December 2015

Information on districts opposing election changes proposed during the Spring 2015 legislative session.

5-Year Projections for district enrollments by grade and by lunch program participation for based on actual enrollment and district birth rate data.

This report examines Kansas school district expenditures by Fund, Object, and Sub Object from the 1998-99 school year through the 2014-15 school year. – May 2016

This report discusses the change in teacher, principal, and superintendent salaries and numbers of positions in Kansas public schools from the 1997-98 school year to the 2014-15 school year – March 2016