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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 Departments of Education (MDE) (opens new window), and Employment and Economic Development (DEED) (opens new window)

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

Meredith Fergus
Manager of Financial Aid Research | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-259-3963
meredith.fergus@state.mn.us
Rachel Vilsack
Agency Performance Manager | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
332 Minnesota Street - Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-259-7403
rachel.vilsack@state.mn.us
Kara Arzamendia
Data Analytics Supervisor | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8599
kara.arzamendia@state.mn.us
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News

March, 2017—SLEDS Releases Annual Report

Over the past several months, the SLEDS team has been working to create the SLEDS Year in Review. The first of its kind, an annual report, is an attempt to engage stakeholders in looking back at the growth SLEDS has experienced and looking forward to the development set in place for SLEDS. SLEDS Annual Report

For Minnesota stakeholders, from students and parents, to educators, business leaders and policymakers, data is essential to making informed decisions. Leaders in education and workforce rely on data to evaluate both individual and system needs from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary education and into the workforce. SLEDS is a vital instrument for making data driven decisions.

This report describes the mission, achievements, purpose, and future of SLEDS. In reflecting on the efforts that brought SLEDS to its current status, we can look forward to the work in the years to come that will build a sustainable data system. As Minnesota faces new and unknown challenges in education and the workforce, we need diverse stakeholder groups to engage with the tools available to identify potential for system improvement and more strategic public investments. SLEDS is only the instrument to answer critical social questions.

SLEDS is a joint effort from Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education (OHE), the Department of Education (MDE), and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). SLEDS brings together data from education and workforce to identify viable pathways for individuals in achieving successful outcomes in education and work. It will also inform decisions to support and improve education and workforce policy, helping to create a more seamless education and workforce system for all Minnesotans.

Read the full report.

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