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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:

Break the KITE Date: October 28th, 2014. CETE needs to have all students enrolled in the KITE system for them to participate in Break the KITE day. In the past this has meant that the district uploaded “blank” TEST records indicating there is no assessment in this area. Due to changes in the KIDS file specifications for TEST submission, the default value of zero “0" in the assessment field indicates no assessment in that content area. “Blank” is no longer an allowable value in any assessment fields, so a zero “0” must be entered in all the assessment fields on the TEST record. TEST records need to be uploaded into the KIDS system by October 23rd.  CETE will then auto enroll the students into one math and one English language arts assessment.


2014-2015 ENRL Collection

The 2014-2015 ENRL Collection is open, and will close on Friday, October 10th.
The KIDS ENRL Collection focuses on gathering enrollment and program participation information on students. This is the data that is used to populate sections of the Principal’s Building Report (PBR) and the Superintendent’s Organizational Report (SO66) which are in turn used for state funding (based on the September 20th Rule) and for some federal funding calculations.
To prepare your school or district's ENRL submissions, we encourage you to visit the Documents page on our website and access the following resources:
  • KIDS 2014-2015 Submission Details Document-ENRL
  • KIDS 2014-2015 File Specifications Document
  • Guidelines for Reporting Virtual Education Students
  • Guidelines for Reporting Students Attending the Kansas Academy for Math and Science (KAMS)
  • Guidelines for Reporting Career and Technical Education Data to KIDS
  • Guidelines for Determining KIDS Collection Building Identifier    
  • Guidelines for Reporting Homeless Students in KIDS

2014-2015 STCO Collection


The 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 to see a list of required and optional data elements. This document can be found under the Related KIDS Resources sub container on the “Documents” tab of this website.


2014-2015 TEST Collection

The 2014-2015 KIDS TEST Collection is now open and will close on Friday, June 12, 2015.
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 2014-2015 Submission Details Document-TEST
  • KIDS 2014-2015 File Specifications Document

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

  • 2014-15 Kansas Assessments Overview


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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