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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.

Meredith Fergus
Manager of 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
Alex Hermida
Senior Research Analyst | SLEDS Coordinator
MN Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-259-3919
alex.hermida@state.mn.us
Oriane Casale
Interim Director - Labor Market Information Office | SLEDS Coordinator
Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-259-7383
oriane.casale@state.mn.us
MDE Analytics
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8361
mde.analytics@state.mn.us

About ECLDS

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 Contacts

Jennifer Verbrugge
ECLDS Coordinator
Early Learning Services
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8356
jennifer.verbrugge@state.mn.us

News

ECLDS’ Comprehensive Services Map Finds New Users During Pandemic

- December 14, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Minnesota, priorities have shifted to respond appropriately to this public health emergency. Such was the case of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS)’s comprehensive services map, which re-imagined its potential use and application towards finding essential services at a local level in Minnesota.

Introducing the ECLDS + SLEDS Logo

- December 11, 2020

We are thrilled to roll out the new combined logo for Minnesota’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System and the Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System.

What the most recent data tells us about Minnesota High School Graduates

- July 31, 2019

According to the latest data release on SLEDS, the class of 2018 was comprised of 59,919 high school graduates, a slightly higher number than in recent years. The High School Academics report shows proficiency results in Statewide Accountability Tests and ACT test scoring that you can use to gauge how prepared Minnesota public high school graduates are for postsecondary education, or how students at your district school are performing against statewide results. ACT test-taking hit an all time high with the class of 2018; 85.2% of high school graduates took the ACT compared to 68.2% of the class of 2015.

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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