DQC

What Is Data Quality Certification?

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 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 2021 School Year.

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How Do I Get Certified?

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 and assessment & accountability staff are also available.

DQC Administrator, Data Coordinator and Blended Training:

Training available upon request. Please guarantee a minimum of five attendees for KSDE travel justification. A training style room with projection equipment or smart board is appreciated.

DQC Assessments & Accountability:

Training available upon request. Please guarantee a minimum of five attendees for KSDE travel justification. A training style room with projection equipment or smart board is appreciated.

DQC Re-certification

Re-certification is available only in self-paced format. Completion requirement are:

  • Complete the Planned Changes 2020-2021 course (available as webinar or self paced; webinars have concluded, only self paced is available at this time).
  • Complete the self-paced DQC Recertification module with a final score of 90%.
  • Complete the DQC Recertification course evaluation.

All tracks will be provided in the same course. Recertification course can be found on the KSDE Training Portal.