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.
Kansas Power School User Group Conference KCCMS Powerpoint 4-9-2013
Presented by Jeannette Nobo
at the April 9th, 2013
Power School User Group Conference!
Putting_the_Pieces_Together 2.3a - Kansas Course User Guide and Overview of EDCS, KIDS-STCO and Pathways (pdf)
Featured KIDS Question 12-13 Reporting:
In KCCMS, we created new semester 1 and semester 2 courses for our Pathways/CTE courses for 13-14 with 0.5 credits each and sequence 1 of 2 and 2 of 2. They have been approved!
Our CTE/Pathways courses that were approved for this current 12-13 year were mapped as one course with 1.0 credit and sequence 1 of 1 for each course. In our SIS, we have the courses set up with 0.5 credits each and sequence 1 of 2 and 2 of 2. As a consequence, our 12-13 CTE/Pathways courses do not align because the KCC ID on the STCO records shows a different amount of credit and sequence than what was mapped in KCCMS and assigned to educators in EDCS. We get the error message: "The Educator School Identifier, KCC Identifier, and Educator ID combination is not valid in the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS)."
What do we do since we can’t change CTE course for this year?
KIDS Answer: You do have to report CTE courses as they were approved for this year. You are correct that you are unable to make changes in KCCMS for those courses once they have been approved or they will go to a pending status. You will either need to work with your vendor to help report the data as it was mapped for those CTE courses for this year, or you may use the STCO template to report CTE courses. The STCO template and the Submission Details Document: STCO are both available on the ‘Documents’ tab of the KIDS website: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2508
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. For more information see
Kansas Course Codes (KCCMS), Teacher Education and Licensure (EDCS/LPR), and Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) Joint Presentation 01/31/13
KSDE offered a joint informational presentation incorporating KSDE representatives from Kansas Course Codes (KCCMS), Teacher Education and Licensure (EDCS/LPR), and Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS). This presentation was on January 31, 2013 and February 1, 2013. The presentation was recorded and that recording, the PowerPoint from the presentation, and the Q&A from both sessions is now available on the Course-Teacher-Student webpage:
KCCMS Adobe Training Powerpoint 11-20-2012 and 12-6-2012
KCCMS and CTE Adobe Training 12-5-2012
KCCMS Training (Adobe Connect) - Nov. 20, 2012
KCCMS KSPSUG Fall Conference - Nov. 5, 2012
KSDE Course-Teacher-Student Data web page
Frequently Asked Questions
2010-2011 KCCMS Certification Adoption Letter
Private and Special Purpose School Assurance Letter
KCCMS Live Meeting Update - Nov. 16, 2011
KCCMS Live Meeting Update - Dec. 14, 2011