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KIDS: Kindergarten Individual Development Survey

Register now for a KIDS implementation training near you!

The following training sessions are targeted toward teachers and administrators NEW to the assessment and who have never received KIDS training or logins.  We also welcome any other district staff who want to understand the tool more completely and those who may need a refresher.  We invite you to register for one of the training sessions below, created to assist teachers in observing, assessing, documenting, and reporting on student development using the KIDS assessment tool. 

KIDS Training (KT): This is normally a teacher or administrator’s first introduction to the layout of KIDS, providing them with the opportunity to participate in reviewing and reflecting on evidence to rate student progress along a developmental continuum. This is a required training for teachers and administrators to gain a login and access to KIDStech.

Observing and Documenting for KIDS (OD): this training supports the application of KIDS by refining observation skills, documentation of evidence, and the use of data to support and inform instruction.

KIDS Refresher (KR): This training is designed for teachers who have previously attended a KIDS Training and have either not implemented the assessment tool or need the most current information. Teachers will be receive the most updated information on the KIDS assessment tool, the development levels, descriptors, and how to review and reflect on the evidence to rate student progress along the development continuum.  In addition, participants will be given updates the KIDStech data entry system and the data and reports available to them.

We invite you to choose and register for a session near you.  At the end of the registration process, you will be able to select the days of training you will attend.

If you are interested in a KIDS training but are unable to find a session near you, please contact Michelle Escapa at 217-801-6566.


KIDS - Second Year Results: An Overview for Administrators Webinar

The Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) is an observational tool designed to improve understanding of children’s development in key areas of learning for long‐term success. (ISBE) requires all school districts and kindergarten teachers to observe and collect data for 14 measures across three developmental areas.

Training Dates and Locations:

August 2019

  • August 12, 2019 - ROE 12 PD Training Center, 300 West Main St., Robinson, IL  62454 (KT)
  • August 13, 2019 - ​ Joliet SD 86-Admin. Center, 420 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet, IL 60435 (KT)
  • August 13, 2019 - Staff Development Center - 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL 62712 (KT)
  • August 14, 2019 - Oak Brook Elementary, Library Media Center, 170 S. Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale, IL 60191​ (KT)
  • August 15, 2019 - Boone-Winnebago ROE, 300 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111 (KT)
  • August 20, 2019 - Round Lake Area SD116, Pleviak Elem., 304 E. Grand Ave., Lake Vila, IL 60046 (KT)
  • August 21, 2019 - Lincoln Elementary School, 910 Forest Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 (KT)
  • August 27, 2019 - Indian Prairie SD 204, 780 Shoreline Dr., Room B6, Aurora, IL 60504 (KT)
  • August 27, 2019 - Decatur Public Schools #61 - 601 N. Church Street, Decatur, IL 62523 (KT)
  • August 30, 2019 - Marion CUSD 2, 1700 West Cherry Street, Marion, IL  62959 (KT)

September 2019

  • September 3, 2019 - Schaumburg SD 54, Prof. Learning Center 103, 524 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60194 (KT)
  • September 6, 2019 - Joliet SD 86-Admin. Center, 420 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet, IL 60435​ (KT)
  • September 12, 2019 - Gil Administration Center, 999 West Dundee Rd., Wheeling, IL.  60090 (KT)
  • September 13, 2019 - IVCC, 815 N. Orlando Smith St.​, Oglesby, IL 61348 (KT)
  • September 16, 2019 - ROE 17, 200 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 (KT)
  • September 17, 2019 - South Cook ISC, 253 West Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (KT)
  • September 18, 2019 - Jon Davis Center Wrestling Center, 6168 Center Grove Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025​ (KT)


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