The Office of Higher Education, in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Department of Employment and Economic Development, requests proposals for a grant writer to prepare a 2019 State Longitudinal Data Systems grant application for the state of Minnesota. The grant application is for expanding data use to support early learning and college and career readiness across state agencies, with an emphasis on equity.
Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (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.
Minnesota Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS)
Minnesota has also developed the Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS). This innovative 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 data shows childrens growth and achievement in relation to their participation in a variety of educational and social programs over time.
Together, the two sites, ECLDS and SLEDS, form a P-20 education data system, which captures, analyzes, and uses student data from preschool to high school, college, and the workforce.
Project information: The project location is St. Paul, MN and respondents must be available to start August 1. It is the goal of this project that Minnesota will submit a robust and timely grant application to the U.S. Department of Education by September 17, 2019. The federal grant announcement is available at Federal Register.
Proposals are due Friday, July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM Central Time.
How to Participate: Log in to the Supplier Portal and search for Event ID 2000009907.