Welcome to KIDS New Staff Resource Center

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.


Sessions for the 2018-2019 school year will be announced by July 1, 2018.


    Step 1: Enrollment

    The first step in your KIDS certification process is enrolling in one of our in person or webinar training sessions offered. During your training you will be introduced to your KIDS New Staff trainers, learn about some common KIDS terms and acronyms, learn to navigate the KSDE websites, and you will learn the basics of the KIDS program.

    Enroll on the KSDE Learning Portal: https://learning.ksde.org/ 


    Step 2: KIDS New Staff Training Preparation

    The next step your KIDS certification process is preparing for the live training session or webinar you selected.  Mark your calendar for the date, time, and location (in person) and view the 3 videos on the Data Central webpage, Data Security, and the KIDS Webpage.  The goal is that you will feel comfortable registering for access via Common Authentication, understand the basics of the KIDS system, and be able to navigate within KIDS.  Please follow the instructions below with regard to your live or webinar session.  

    To attend a live session you will simply need to preview the training resources, found on the KSDE Learning Portal: https://learning.ksde.org/ and wait for the training date.  An email will be sent to provide further class information. 

    If you were not able to attend an in person session or you have enrolled in the self-paced option, there is a recorded session below for you to review at a convenient time. 

    To attend a KIDS New Staff Webinar, click the link below on that training date:

    KNS Webinar Link 

    Steps to Join a KIDS New Staff Webinar (only) Via Conference Line:
    1.Dial 1-866-620-7326
    2. Enter the code 785-296-7720#
    3. Once you are in the call, you can place your phone on mute by pressing *6. To take your phone off mute, press #6.
    Conference Call Important Pointers:
    Mute your mic please.
    • Phone - Avoid feedback and or background issues mute your phone - *6
    • Skype - Select the mic icon until it is greyed out
    Audio/Video Issue Resolutions:

    Cannot hear/see? Close down your

    • Skype meeting and/or
    • Web Browser and/or
    • Computer and sign back in
    • Skype mic greyed out? -plug in an external microphone (this is an audio by-pass)


    Course Material:


    Step 3: KIDS New Staff Survey

    The final step in completing your KIDS certification is completing the course Survey in the KSDE Training Portal, after your session. Please use the link below to login to the KSDE Training Portal to complete this survey. Upon completion of the survey, you will be a certificate of completion for the KIDS New Staff training.  


    Complete the survey in the KSDE Learning Portal: https://learning.ksde.org/ 



    KIDS New Staff Training Documents

     TitleModified DateSize Description
    Excel Tip Sheet 2017-20188/14/2017277.30 KBDownloadKIDS reports automatically export to Excel. This document provides a few basics tips to working in Excel to help you compare KIDS data with your SIS data.
    KIDS 2017-2018 Step-by-Step Submission Instructions8/14/2017558.35 KBDownloadThis document provides step-by-step instructions for submitting batch files of student records to KIDS, including the processes for correcting errors and resolving near matches.
    KIDS New Staff Webinar Recording10/11/2017UnknownDownloadThis is a recording of our KIDS New Staff Training on September 19, 2017 (2h40m). Due technical issues the inserted videos did not produce any audio and were subsequently edited out. Contact the Help Desk (785-296-7935) if you have any questions.