First Steps/Baby KEDS Timeline

  1. As of July 1, 2010, all assessments (PLE and 5AA) entered in KEDS were required to have ALL assessment items answered before the assessment point could be finalized.
  2. As of March 26, 2010, all entry assessments (PLE and 5AA) were required to be entered in entirety into KEDS with 10 days of referral by providers.
  3. As of November 29, 2011, all annual and exit assessments should be entered in entirety in KEDS before payment will be issued by First Steps.

NOTE: there is a time period for newly enrolled children to appear in KEDS. Check the date KEDS last received data from TOTS (see date on MAIN page after you login to KEDS); if the child is not yet in KEDS the protocol should be entered as soon as KEDS has been updated with TOTS data.


KEDS downloads assessment data every quarter for cleaning and analysis. Once an assessment has been downloaded it will be locked out, and can no longer be viewed or changed. See download schedule below:





Assessment Dates Download Date
July 1 - September 30
November 15
October 1 - December 31 February 15
January 1 - March 30
May 15
April 1 - June 30
August 15
All assessments for the fiscal year MUST be entered by August 15 to be included in the federal State Performance Plan OSEP report. Any assessments entered after this date will be included in later analysis but will not be included in SPP/OSEP reporting.