Category Archives: Minnesota

Advancing Data Culture One Step at a Time

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Lisa Backer, and Mary Anketell This interactive session underscores the importance of data culture and highlights state examples. These examples will evidence how a strong data culture emphasizes collaboration as a keystone for success and empowers professionals to make decisions. State presenters will emphasize how they […]

Collecting High Quality Data on the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Kerry Friedman, Lisa Backer, and Susan Zeiders Preschool children are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students with African-American children and boys expelled at disproportionate rates.  States have been implementing strategies to address these troubling statistics but collecting reliable data is challenging.  There are no common […]

Improving the lives of young children through data

(blank)

This Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) brief highlights projects implemented in three states to integrate education, health, and/or social services data in order to inform policies that influence the lives of young children and their families. The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) funded KIDS COUNT organizations in the states of Mississippi (MS), Minnesota (MN), and […]

Minnesota 625 Part B Pattern Checking

Logo: Minnesota Department of Education

This Part B report of LEA data and state comparisons, includes bar charts and trend lines for outcome summary statements 1 and 2, a distribution of exit rating minus entry rating, in addition to a meaningful difference calculator for summary statement values Published by: Minnesota Department of Education, shared with permission. Link to Document (PDF)

Who’s in Charge of My Data? Protecting Data with Effective Data Governance

" "

Conference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Meredith Miceli, Kara Arzamendia, & Jeff Sellers Data governance in programs is often over-looked due to competing priorities for resources and time, or because it is subsumed under an existing larger data governance structure. A formal data governance structure with clearly written policies and procedures that support education […]

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: The Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards

Common Education Data Standards logo

Presenters: Meredith Miceli, Lisa Backer, & Suzanne Raber This 2013 presentation helps participants understand the benefits of using common data elements and definitions in their early childhood data systems. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative are demonstrated to illustrate the power of shared data dictionaries, shared evaluation and research questions, and […]

CEDS: Common Data Elements and Definitions for Part C and 619 Programs

CEDS Anatomy: The Basics

Conference:OSEP Leadership Date: July 2013 Presenters: Missy Cochenour, Suzanne Raber, Meredith Miceli, & Lisa Backer This presentation provides an opportunity for participants to discuss the benefits and challenges of developing data systems across their programs with common data elements and definitions. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative are shared. Link to […]