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State ID


An unique statewide student identifier is required for every public school student in prekindergarten - 12th grade in Iowa. This identifier, called the Iowa Student State ID, is assigned by the Iowa Department of Education (DE) using the State ID System. 

Access to the State ID System is available to authorized personnel only through the Iowa Education Portal. Authorized personnel with building-level-only access must click on the drop-down box under their name in the upper-right-hand corner of the portal screen and select their building name.

User Manuals

State ID Changes (2018-02-20)

Quick Guide #1 Obtaining State ID's - Uploading Batch File

Quick Guide #2: Assigning "State ID" for Individual Students Online

Quick Guide #3: Searching for an Individual Student Online

How to Fix Dates That Shift by 1 Day and 4 Years

An Excel spreadsheet that has the 1904 Date System box selected will automatically add 1 day and 4 years to a student’s date of birth (or any other date). This shift in the date is difficult to notice because it is made instantly. It doesn’t matter whether the correct date is entered by hand or copied and pasted into the spreadsheet. The above guide will help you fix this issue in your Excel documents.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 08, 2021 at 10:38pm.