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Kansas Course Codes (KCCMS)

 In June of 2007, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a common secondary school course classification system for high school courses. The purposes of the Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for Exchange of Data (SCED) are to make it easier for school districts and states to:

  • Maintain longitudinal student records electronically;
  • Transmit course taking information from one student information system to another;
  • Meet reporting requirements;
  • Reduce the cost and burden of transcript studies; and
  • Use course taking information in research and evaluation of student outcomes.

In Kansas, a committee was brought together to work on developing Kansas Course codes that would be standard across all schools in Kansas. The purpose for developing the Standard Course Codes was so that they could be used on educator licenses and employment reports; and, if Kansas makes optimum use of the codes, they can become the codes used by most or all districts on student transcripts. The standard course codes developed are a system of numerical codes that are used to describe the courses taught by licensed teachers or completed by elementary and secondary students.

The Kansas Course Codes Management System (KCCMS) is the online tool whereby schools enter their courses which are then utilized in CTE/Pathways applications; KCAN reporting for virtual school students over 19, migrant students, CTE/Pathways students, and dual credit course. Users must apply for an account via the KIDS system. 

Newer Features

1. The import/export file has been changed from bar delimited to tab.  
2. Allow for mapping introductory CTE courses to 7th grade.
3. Added ability to filter by and download "future effective only" courses.
4. CTE Course Status column has been added.

Inter-System Changes

EDCS:  EDCS will no longer utilize the local course information in KCCMS but instead will use the State course codes, however schools will still need to enter their local course information into KCCMS and "map"/connect it to a State course.

STCO:  STCO  is now K-CAN and has cut back on its reporting requirements to the following:

  • CTE/Pathways
  • Virtual School Students 19 and over
  • Migrant Students
  • Dual Credit Courses

Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) Resources

 TitleCategoryDescription
2017-2018 KCCMS User Guide The 2017-2018 KCCMS user guide provides step by step instructions for manually entering or uploading courses, as well as editing and other information. (Note: Users should consult the State Courses report within the KCCMS authenticated web application f
2017-2018 KCCMS Import/Export Comparison no change: KCCMS exports 23 fields but only imports 19
2017-2018 KCCMS Vendor Export Specifications KCCMS Vendor Export Specifications will be the same as last year with the exception that now courses should be tab delimited.
2017-2018 KCCMS Vendor Import Specifications  KCCMS Vendor Import Specifications will be the same as last year; note that last year the specifications were changed to tab delimited files.
Expiring Courses Feature in KCCMS  
KCCMS Definitions A short document containing some of the most asked about definitions.
Pathways Feature in KCCMS  

KCCMS Training Videos (Please do not use Firefox with these videos) Send additional topic requests to kccms@ksde.org

 TitleCategoryDescription
KSDE Account Set Up - Authenticated Web Applications Access KCCMS with a new user account
Adding KCCMS Access to an Existing KSDE Account Access KCCMS with an existing user account that needs to have the rights added.
Manually Creating a Course in KCCMS How to manually enter local district courses into KCCMS and map/connect them with pre-existing state courses.
Unique Course Identifiers in KCCMS The combination of data that comprise all the unique course identifiers in KCCMS.
Example of How to Manually Create a Course in KCCMS A sample local district course is created and mapped/connected to a state course.
Manually Duplicating a Course in KCCMS How to use the "duplication" feature within KCCMS.
Duplicate and Expire Course Simultaneously How to simultaneously expire an existing course and duplicate it.

Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS)

An initiative through the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) is a two-year residential academy for 11th and 12th grade students talented in mathematics and science. KAMS students enroll in college courses taught by the faculty of a post-secondary educational institution. Over the course of their time in the Academy, students earn a high school diploma and college credits that meet the requirements for an associate of arts or associate of science degree.

KAMS Web Site

KAMS-KCCMS Table

Assistant Director
Graduation
Curricular Standards

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078
bjohnson@ksde.org

Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) Help Desk
Kansas Course Codes Information
kccms@ksde.org

CTE/Pathways
Pathways Help Desk
(785)-296-4908
pathwayshelpdesk@ksde.org
Career Clusters / Pathways Resources

EDCS Assistance
Lori Adams (785) 296-3835
LPR /EDCS Resources

K-CAN Assistance
KIDS Help Desk
(785) 296-7935 
KIDS Resources
 

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Graduation

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078
bjohnson@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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