Category Archives: Minnesota

Improving the lives of young children through data


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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Promising Practices for Incorporating IDEA Birth-Five Programs in State Professional Development Systems

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This 2013 session provides information about a variety of approaches used by Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grantees to integrate IDEA programs in their professional development systems development. State presenters will share successes, lessons learned, and discuss ongoing challenges. Presented at the Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference in 2013. Link to Presentation