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 New 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 2018-2019 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 email: training@ksde.org.

Thank you,

The KIDS Training Team


Upcoming Training Dates

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. 

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KIDS New Staff Training Dates

  • August 9, 2018 Topeka KSDE Board Room 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • August 16, 2018 Sedan, KS 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • August 17, 2018 Girard, KS 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • August 22, 2018 Maize, KS 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • September 11, 2018 Salina, KS 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • September 12, 2018 Oakley, KS 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • September 27, 2018 Bonner Springs, KS 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • October 3, 2018 St. Francis, KS 9:00 am to 3:30pm

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.

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DQC Administrator Training:

  • October 2, 2018 Hays, KS Smokey Hills Education Service Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 15, 2018 Salina, KS Smokey Hills Education Service Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

DQC Data Coordinator Training: 

  • September 26, 2018 Topeka, KS Landon State Office Building KSDE Board Room 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 3, 2018 Hays, KS Smokey Hills Education Service Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 17, 2018 Salina, KS Smokey Hills Education Service Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

DQC Assessments & Accountability: Registration for these sessions may be delayed.

  • October 4, 2018 Hays, KS Smokey Hills Education Service Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm October 18, 2018
  • Salina, KS Smokey Hills Education Service Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

DQC Re-certification

Re-certification is completed by attending a webinar or reviewing on-line content. All tracks require 90% or better on a course quiz and completion of a course evaluation.  Recertification course tracks can be found on the KSDE Training Portal.