KIDS Training Tutorials

These KIDS tutorials provide an environment that allows you to explore the KIDS System.

There are seven lessons contained here along with some additional KIDS reports. Each lesson provides the opportunity for you to explore the KIDS System in a safe training environment. They simulate 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 tutorials are fake data.
  Follow the notes provided on each page of the lesson.

KSDE Training Portal

KIDS Staff training and DQC trainings (both Certification and recertification) are available to anyone. KIDS is focused for anyone who uses KIDS. DQC focuses on people who use KIDS but can be applied to anyone who uses KSDE Authenticated Applications. You must login to the KSDE Training Portal to sign up for courses and to complete the content. This page is not the training site, just an informational page. Logging into this page or to the Common Authentication page will not give you access to training.

Below are the links regarding how to enroll in training for the 2021-2022 school year.

Follow the short video about how to create an account and enroll in a course that works for you. 

If you have any questions about enrollment please

Thank you,

The KIDS Training Team

Upcoming Training Dates

2023-2024 KIDS Planned Changes!

The KIDS will provide the latest on Planned Changes for the 2023-2024 school year via SIS conferences and Zoom starting April 4, 2023. Keep watch on the KIDS Info Listserv for more information. A Self-Paced module will also be available in the KSDE Training Portal as soon as all discussion is finalized. 

    KIDS New Staff Training

    A final 2022-2023 KIDS New Staff training is offered, via Zoom, as a free opportunity for interested staff on April 13, 2023.. 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. Visit the KSDE Training Portal ( to sign up. 


    Data Quality Certification

    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.

    DQC for District Accreditation 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 Re-certification

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

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