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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 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
Kara Arzamendia
Data Analytics Supervisor | SLEDS Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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


Introducing New Filters on High School Graduate Reports

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.

We have added two filters on most high school graduate reports that you should find quite interesting: Rigorous Course Taking and Career Technical Education, or CTE. Rigorous Course taking will allow you to view data on students who did one or more of the following:

  • Took an AP Exam as reported by the College Board,
  • Took a IB Exam as reported by IB,
  • Enrolled in an AP Course per MN Common Course Catalog,
  • Enrolled in an IB Course per MN Common Course Catalog,
  • Participated in Postsecondary Enrollment Options in K12 Enrollment, or
  • Participated in Concurrent Enrollment in K12 Enrollment.

The Career Technical Education filter will bring up data on students who successfully completed 100 course hours or more within one Career Field in an approved CTE program. For your convenience, definitions for the available filters can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the filter pane.

We hope these new filters improve your data experience. Let us know what you think.

New Reports: Entering the Workforce & Top 25 High Schools

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.

The new SLEDS mobile report “Entering the Workforce” offers you a look at the proportion of high school graduates who are working, the number of hours worked, average wages and the industries in which they work. Using the filter tool, results for graduates from 2009-2015 can be shown by school district or economic development region, race, gender or special characteristic.

Try it yourself: http://sleds.mn.gov/#HSGraduatesToEmployment/

Also, in relation to understanding how high school graduates decide to follow their educational pathways, in Spring we are releasing a new report that allows SLEDS users to view the top 25 high schools of origin for new students enrolled in a selected college. As always, you can add several views for a comparison analysis and add demographic filters for a deeper exploration.

Look for the Top 25 High Schools report under College Students / New Student Enrollment.

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