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About Minnesota SLEDS

Minnesota has developed the Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS) matching student data from pre-kindergarten through completion of postsecondary education and into the workforce. By bridging existing data with other incoming data a range of education programmatic and delivery questions can be answered to gauge the effectiveness of current programs and design targeted improvement strategies to help students.

SLEDS brings together data from education and workforce to:

  • Identify the most viable pathways for individuals in achieving successful outcomes in education and work;
  • Inform decisions to support and improve education and workforce policy and practice, and
  • Assist in creating a more seamless education and workforce system for all Minnesotans.

The Minnesota P-20 Education Partnership governs the SLEDS system. The project is managed jointly by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) (opens new window) , Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) (opens new window) , and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) (opens new window)

Contact Us

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, do not hesitate to send us a message at sleds.support@state.mn.us.

Alex Hermida
Senior Research Analyst
MN Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
Anita Larson
Data Analytics Supervisor | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Meredith Fergus
Manager of Financial Aid Research | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive - Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
Rachel Vilsack
Agency Performance Manager | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
332 Minnesota Street - Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101


Minnesota's Early Childhood Education Data System

Minnesota's Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS) web tool combines data collected by the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health into one online, interactive database. The system shows population results on children's growth and achievement in relation to their participation in a variety of educational and social programs over time.

ECLDS Contact

Anita M. Larson

Data Policy Manager | ECLDS Coordinator

Early Learning Services
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 W Hwy 36
Roseville, MN 55113
anita.larson@state.mn.us | 651-582-8361


New Video Tutorial: Introduction to the Website

- Dec 4, 2018

To allow SLEDS users learn by themselves how to explore the website and the reports published on it, we have a started producing a series of video tutorials specially created for SLEDS beginner and intermediate users.

Introducing New Filters on High School Graduate Reports

- March 13, 2018

Using filters allows you to look up data related to a particular school district or economic development region. Filters can also offer you richer information regarding educational outcomes, either by shining light on inequities or helping you identify possible predictors and pathways to success.

New Reports: Entering the Workforce & Top 25 High Schools

- March 13, 2018

Do you ever wonder what high school graduates do once graduation is over, if they don’t go to college in the fall? According to our latest high school graduates report, approximately 23% of Minnesota’s 2015 high school graduates entered the workforce. In the 12 months following senior year, the majority (58%) were working less than 20 hours per week on average, earning $11.06 per hour.

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