KIDS Training Portal

This is our KIDS Training Portal. It provides an environment that allows you to explore the KIDS System.

There are seven lessons contained in the portal along with some additional KIDS reports. When each lesson is selected in the portal, it expands to reveal a subfolder called “Guided Practice.” The Guided Practice provides the opportunity for you to explore the KIDS System in a safe, training environment that simulates searching for a student, uploading a batch file, resolving core student data mis-matches, and generating reports. All student-level data displayed in the KIDS Training portal is fake data.

The device you use will need to have  Microsoft Excel and operate Microsoft Windows with the lastest version of Java enabled.

KIDS Exercises

These exercises located on the Quia website will help new KIDS users to learn and understand important data elements and common KIDS terminology.

KIDS New Staff Training

KIDS New Staff training is offered as a free opportunity for interested staff. Sessions are intended for staff who have not used the KIDS Collection System before (or who have minimal experience with this system) and who will be responsible for submitting student data via KIDS. Instruction in the KIDS data elements and software submission processes is provided. KNS trainings are now closed for the 2014-2015 School year, but a list of training dates and locations will open again in May 2015.  Trainings will be held in several locations throughout Kansas for the upcoming 2015 - 2016 school year.  

A link will be provided here to register and see a list of available training dates!

KSDE reserves the right to cancel/combine/add training sessions based on demand. You will be notified in advance if any training session is going to be cancelled or combined.

KIDS New Staff Training Documents

Pre-Collection Workshops

KSDE offers Pre-Collection Workshops for many of the KIDS Collection record types (ENRL, TITL, TEST, MILT, EOYA, and STCO) throughout the 2014 - 2015 school year. These workshops will be conducted exclusively via webinar. 

Click here to Register for a Pre-Collection Refresher Workshop and see a list of available training dates.

KSDE reserves the right to add, cancel, or combine sessions based upon demand.

Pre-Collection Workshops Documents

 TitleModified DateSize 
STCO Extended Recording5/14/2015UnknownDownload
STCO Extended PowerPoint5/14/20153.59 MBDownload
TEST Extended PowerPoint5/14/20151.57 MBDownload
TEST Extended Recording5/14/2015UnknownDownload
EOYA Extended PowerPoint5/14/20152.48 MBDownload
EOYA Extended Recording5/14/2015UnknownDownload


KSDE recommends that KIDS staff become certified in the Data Quality Certification Program Track for Data Coordinators. KIDS staff that have approximately one year of experience are encouraged to take this advanced training program. This free program is dedicated to building a culture of quality data in Kansas and tracks for administrators, data entry staff, and program staff in assessments and accountability are also available.

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