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Foundations for School Success

Foundations for School Success is a web-based application used to collect data on Parents as Teachers children, families and educators.  This application reflects the initial phase for data collection intended to connect early learning with the K-12 and beyond Longitudinal Data System in Kansas.  Foundations for School Success aligns with the Kansas School Readiness Framework that defines School Readiness as occurring within the broad context of community, educational environment, family, and the individual child. These four components function as interdependent systems of support that have multi-directional influences. An effective foundation for school readiness involves policy, funding and systems for children that support their ability to thrive and their success in learning environments throughout their lifespan.

Training Resources

To provide you with ongoing access to training for data entry in the Foundations for School Success web application, KSDE has created an online SANDBOX training website with lessons about how to use Foundations for School Success. At this time, this software only works on a PC that has the most recent version of Java enabled and it will not work on Macs or IPads unless the Mac operates Windows and has the most recent version of Java enabled. If you have difficulty accessing the training on the website, first check with your district IT to determine if the correct software is loaded and enabled on your computer. If you or your IT staff have questions about software or need help with the training portal, please call the KSDE IT HelpDesk at 785-296-7935, M-F 8AM-5PM.

Use the FSS Training Portal Instructions document to learn how to use the SANDBOX training.  The FSS TRAINING SANDBOX is accessed on the KSDE website http://training.ksde.org/Vimago/foundations/trainingportal/web/index.htm

FSS Training Portal Instructions (PDF)
2013-14 Data Quality Certification Early Childhood Seminar PowerPoint (PDF)
August 2012 Foundations for School Success Training (PowerPoint)
August 2012 Foundations for School Success Training (MP4)

Foundations for School Success Materials

Early Childhood, Special Education, Title Programs Team Director:
Colleen Riley

Assistant Director
Tammy Mitchell

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Barbara A. Dayal

Kansas Parent Education Program Consultant
Nis Wilbur

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm

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