Career Ladder Data System (CLDS)

This application provides the ability for LEAs to submit and certify career ladder data, such as staff evaluation results for administrators, pupil service staff members, and instructional staff. Additionally, this application allows LEAs to provide recommendations for Professional Endorsements and Advanced Professional Endorsements.

The schedule for submission windows is as follows:

Window Type Open Date Close Date Target Snapshot Date Is Window Open
Regular 5/6/2024 6/30/2024 7/19/2024 Yes
Correction 12/6/2024 12/20/2024 12/27/2024 No
Correction 3/7/2025 3/21/2025 3/28/2025 No

Important: The CLDS Items and Option sets, Evaluation template and Evaluator template for the 2023-2024 school year are below:

If you have any questions about Idaho’s Career Ladder data submission process and requirements, you may contact Kathy Gauby at (208) 332-6889 or by email at

If you have questions about utilizing this application, please refer to the User Manual. For all other questions and/or issues, please contact the Technical Support Desk at (208) 332-6987 or by e-mail at