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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 STCO reports, Pathways applications and EDCS reports. Users must apply for an account via the KIDS system.

 

Important Notice Regarding Student Data Privacy:

The Kansas Legislature passed SB367, Student Data Privacy Act (SDPA), and it became law starting July 1, 2014. This bill applies specifically to student data submitted to KIDS. SDPA does not replace FERPA. We must still adhere to FERPA and now also follow SDPA.

What does this mean for you? Sending confidential student data to KSDE via email to a KSDE employee is a violation of state and federal law. We are working on a flexible solution that will allow you to communicate issues and questions that contain personally identifiable information (PII). Until we have a permanent solution in place, please be sure to only send SSIDs or students’ names via an encrypted email (and then send the key in a separate email). You may also call our Help Desk at 785-296-7935.

If you have questions regarding SDPA, please work with your district administrators.

Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) Resources

 TitleDescription
2014-2014 KCCMS Import File Specifications v. 1.00 
2014-2015 KCCMS Vendor Export File Specifications v. 1.00 
2013-2014 Career Clusters ContactsThe personnel users can contact concerning courses under relevant career clusters. This is in reference to Pathways/CTE courses.
2013-2014 DLM Assesssment Reporting - Special Education 
2013-2014 Import and Export Field ComparisonA file comparing the fields that can be imported into the Kansas Course Codes Management System and the fields that can be imported.
2013-2014 KCCMS Duplication FeatureInstructions for using the manual course duplication feature in the Kansas Course Codes Management System.
2013-2014 KCCMS Export File SpecificationsThe specifications regarding the fields that are exported out of the Kanas Course Codes Management System.
2013-2014 KCCMS Import SpecificationsThe field specifications for importing into the Kansas Course Codes Management System
2013-2014 KCCMS User Manual 2013-2014 detailed user guide for the KCCMS system. (PDF)
2013-2014 Licensed Personnel GuideAlways check the endorsements in the current Licensed Personnel Guide before mapping your local course to a state course.
2013-2014 Middle School CTE Introductory CoursesThis file contains information on how to code middle school CTE Introductory courses, including information about how to handle them in the EDCS system.
2013-2014 Middle School Introductory Courses Mapping Flow ChartThis is an easy to follow flow chart indicating what College/Career Field code should be used for Middle School introductory courses.
2013-2014 Updating KCCMS Courses via Upload or ManuallyInstructions on how to update the following fields in existing courses previously entered into KCCMS by a school: C3 Local Subject Area Code ; C5 Local Course Title ; C6 Local Course Descriptor; C19 Expiration Date
JAG - Kansas State Course CodesIf credit is being offered to students for courses in the JAG program, the following is a list of courses that the state has identified as aligned with the JAG program.

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 Resources

 TitleDescription
KAMS web siteWebsite affiliated with the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) program offered through Fort Hays State University
KAMS - KCC TableFile containing the KCCMS titles and codes associated with the KAMS courses. (PDF)

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) Help Desk
Kansas Course Codes Information
(785) 296-2078
kccms@ksde.org

Course-Student-Teacher Workgroup
Course-Student-Teacher Resources

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

EDCS Assistance
Lori Adams (785) 296-3835; Shane Carter (785) 296-8011
LPR /EDCS Resources

STCO Assistance
KIDS Help Desk
(785) 296-7935 
KIDS/STCO Resources

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career Standards and Assessments

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

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

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