SY 22 KIDS Student Exemptions information and documents are now available. The documents will be sent to all district superintendents and elementary principals through the ISBE ClickDimensions listings. You can also find the documentation and information below.
- Beginning in the 2021-22 school year,
state law requires annual assessment of all students entering public school kindergarten.
KIDS Student Exemption Reason Codes are now REQUIRED for
each kindergarten student enrolled but missing from the data set.
- District must provide valid, specific, and appropriate back-up documentation for EACH KIDS Student Exemption.
- Spreadsheets and back up documentation
must be received no later than close of business Friday, March 4, 2022 at
Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Documentation and Information:
Updated Security for KIDStech Login: Education and Workforce Equity Act (HB 2170) establishes an annual state kindergarten readiness assessment in statute, as of the 2021-2022 school year. This law carries with it the expectation that ISBE will protect the accuracy and integrity of the KIDS data, using protection methods similar to those in place for other state-required educational assessments. One way the security level has increased is the recent transition to the Single Sign-on system for access to KIDStech.KIDStech access is now
VERY LIMITED, for security purposes and is granted to individuals meeting
ALL THREE of the following criteria:
- Individual has one of the designated, licensed position codes in the Employment Identification System (EIS);
Completion of the full-day KIDS Implementation
Required Training (KIDS Calendar of Professional Learning Opportunities) ;
Please note, teachers and administrators accessing KIDStech must confirm their Implementation Training is listed in their ELIS account. KIDStech users should login to ELIS, select ‘Additional Credentials’ (menu on left side of the Home Page screen) and check for the KIDS training under Designations. If the training does not appear, please email Michelle Escapa (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your IEIN, training date, location of training and copy of the evidence of completion form that was received on the day of the training. For more information, view the
step-by-step guide on how to verify KIDS training in ELIS
- District email address matches email address on file in EIS.
In addition, access will not occur until each district enters all the required SY22 EIS personnel information, due by November 1st https://www.isbe.net/eis . However, to ensure that teachers and administrators are able to access KIDStech during the district data entry window, it would be logical to enter the required information into EIS prior to that point in the school year. For most districts, that would likely mean mid-October.
Teachers will not be able to
enter data until:
- Districts have completed the student and teacher roster upload process, which can be accessed at
KIDStech Account Instructions.
- The 40-day observation and data collection period is nearing completion based on district attendance calendars;
- The district’s data entry window is open, one week prior to the 40th day of attendance, through one week after the 40th day of attendance.
Teachers and administrators accessing KIDStech for the first time this school year can review the KIDStech Single Sign-on instructions through the link located in the blue drop-down "Classroom Implementation Materials" box on the "KIDS Materials & Resources" page, or here:
KIDStech Login Instructions.