Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)

KIDS: 2015/2016 School Year

"Each school district offering a kindergarten program, whether full-day or half-day, shall administer the Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) annually." (Illinois Administrative Code 1.420)


Illinois KIDS Trainings for Kindergarten Teachers for the 2014/15 School Year

The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) implementation is successfully entering its final year before statewide implementation! To support the momentum, the KIDS team invites teachers and administrators new to the assessment tool to register for one of the statewide, two-day trainings below. This training prepares teachers to observe, assess, document, and report on children’s development using the KIDS assessment instrument. Training dates/sites will be continuously updated. If you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Lynsay Alexander at 630-652-7400.

Register now for a KIDS implementation training near you!

January 2015

McHenry, IL - January 14-15

Crete, IL - January 20th - Day 1 (Attendance for Day 1 and Day 2 is mandatory).

Genoa, IL - January 29-30

Elmhurst, IL - January 30th - Day 1 (Attendance for Day 1 and Day 2 is mandatory).

February 2015

Algonquin, IL - February 2-3

Edwardsville, IL - February 4-5

Farmington, IL - February 9-10

Sycamore, IL - February 12-13

Crete, IL - February 17th- Day 2 (Must have attended Day 1 of training on January 20th).

Mt. Vernon, IL - February 24-25

Elgin, IL - February 26-27 - Training times are 8 am to 3 pm.

Elmhurst, IL - February 27th - Day 2 (Must have attended Day 1 of training on January 30th).

March 2015

Edwards, IL - March 3-4

Oglesby, IL - March 16-17

Edwardsville, IL - March 17-18

Effingham, IL - March 19-20

Lincoln, IL - March 23-24

Bloomington, IL - March 30-31

April 2015

Algonquin, IL - April 6-7

Bloomington, IL - April 8-9

Decatur, IL - April 8-9

Bensenville, IL - April 20-21

Training times are 8:30 am - 3:30 pm each day.  A $15 stipend per day will be provided.


Illinois KIDS Half-Day Administrator Trainings 2014

The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) is successfully entering its third year of implementation. District Administrators, Building Principals and Assistant Principals are encouraged to attend a half-day workshop on this statewide kindergarten assessment. During this session, administrators will be introduced to the KIDS instrument through an overview of its structure, components and data reports. Understanding the training process, the resources available and the data reports from KIDS will enable administrators to support kindergarten teachers throughout the process of implementation.

If you have not attended a KIDS Training you are encouraged to sign up for one of the workshops.

Register now for a KIDS Administrator Training near you!

January 2015

Edwardsville, IL - January 21st - 8:30 to 11:30 am

Oglesby, IL - January 29th - 9 am to 12 pm

February 2015

Bloomington, IL - February 24th - 12:30 to 3:30 pm

St. Charles, IL - February 27th - 8:30 to 11:30 am

April 2015

Bloomington, IL - April 17th - 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Bensenville, IL - April 22nd - 9 am to 12 pm

Training times are either 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm please check the session you would like to attend for exact times.


If you have any questions please call: Lynsay Alexander at 630-652-7420.  We look forward to your participation!


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