Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has developed a Data Quality Certification (DQC) program with specialized tracks for data coordinators, administrators and a blended option. These tracks include instruction on general data quality practices and techniques, as well as intensive role-based training with the KSDE web-based applications, including the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system, and their support resources.
DQC certification is becoming a requirement for KESA — staff members who handle student data at every district need this training. Data quality is not a one-time event, so neither is certification. Certification for the 2024 school year is becoming a District event and we recommend districts send all staff who handle student data submitted to any KSDE applications.
Certification is good for one year. On-line re-certification maintains that certification.
Some staff need specialized assistance in specific topics. For this, we provide DQC Concentration Electives. These courses will be updated for the 2024 School Year.
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