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Spring Vendor Conferences Presentations


KSDE presented several sessions at vendor conferences this spring. Below are the PowerPoints shared during the presentations.

KSDE Coming Attractions 2014

KIDS Planned Changes 2014 - 2015

DQC Spotlight Presentation-KIDS Reports




KIDS Project Website

This is the homepage for the Kansas Individual Data on Students system. Here you can access the KIDS system by using your KSDE user name and password, find important documentation, register for training opportunities, and much more.

Important Announcements:

Planned Changes Presentation: See below for a copy of the recent presentations regarding Planned Changes, KSDE Coming Attractions, and KIDS Reports.



2014-2015 KIDS Planned Changes Documents

 TitleDescriptionModified DateSize 
2014-2015 KIDS Planned ChangesThis document contains all of the changes that are being planned for the 2014-2015 KIDS System. The current version is 1.01.4/16/2014173.75 KBDownload
KIDS 2014-2015 Collection System File SpecificationsThis is the current version of the File Specifications for the 2014-2015 KIDS Collection System. The current version number is 1.01. Changes made to the document since the previous version will be described at the end of the document.4/16/2014291.29 KBDownload
KIDS Submission Overview: 2014-2015This document provides an overview of the various KIDS record types, the KIDS collection schedule for 2014-2015, and general collection guidelines for each record type. The current version is 9.00.3/31/2014125.26 KBDownload

2013-2014 TEST Collection

The 2013-2014 KIDS TEST Collection is now open will close on Friday, June 13, 2014.
The KIDS TEST Collection focuses on gathering student data for State assessments. A student’s most current TEST record by Accountability School and test subject will be used to provide information to CETE for State assessments. The assessment results of all students submitted to KIDS on TEST records will be counted by KSDE for accountability purposes. The demographic fields from the most recently submitted TEST record are used to determine student sub-groups for accountability purposes.

To prepare your school or district's TEST submissions, we encourage you to visit the 
Documents page on our website and access the following resources:
  • KIDS 2013-2014 Submission Details Document-TEST
  • KIDS 2013-2014 File Specifications Document

Visit the Assessments page of the KSDE website for the following resources:

  • 2014 Test Window Overview-Elem/Middle
  • 2014 Test Window Overview--High School

2013-2014 STCO Collection


The 2013-2014 STCO Collection gathers the student, course, and teacher link along with the outcome/grade that the student earned in the course. The STCO Collection is open for the 2013-2014 school year.

STCO records are required to be submitted to KIDS early in the school year in order for rosters to be available in K-FIT and Success in School applications. Please refer to the Submission Details Document-STCO to see a list of required and optional data elements. This document can be found on the “Documents” tab of this website



KSDE offers a wide variety of help resources to support school and district users submitting data via KIDS. 
  • The KIDS Help Desk, where users may seek help working directly with the KIDS software, is staffed during normal business hours. The telephone number is 785-296-7935.
  • The KIDS email account ( allows school and district personnel to submit questions and receive a personal response.
  • Conference calls with the KIDS Team members allow school and district personnel to speak directly with the KIDS support team.
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