The Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS) Secure Reports site contains student level de-identified data from K-12 and postsecondary education. Data are linked at the individual student level from K-12 to postsecondary but no identifying information is included. SLEDS was developed to match 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.

K-12 Secure Reports

This data is provided to LEAs around the state to answer questions specific to their student populations so that data can be used to drive decision-making and program improvement. These reports can be customized and opened directly in Excel. The starting cohort includes public high school graduates and drop outs (starting in 9th grade). The columns are labeled with definitions for each variable but users can refer to the attachment of data element descriptions or the SLEDS Data Dictionary located on the SLEDS analytics website for further information.

For LEAs who would like to gain access to the K-12 Secure Report for their district and schools, please see the data sharing agreement document. Once filled out and signed, it should be scanned and e-mailed to Kara Arzamendia at kara.arzamendia@state.mn.us.

Postsecondary Secure Reports

This data is provided to postsecondary institutions around the state to answer questions specific to their student populations. The data can be used to drive decision-making and program improvement. These reports can be customized and are available as text files. The starting cohort includes students enrolled in a postsecondary institution starting in 2003 or completing a certificate or degree starting in 2007 and continues to the present enrollment class. The columns are labeled with definitions for each variable but users can refer to the attachment of data element descriptions or the SLEDS Data Dictionary located on the SLEDS analytics website for further information.

For institutions who would like to gain access to the Postsecondary Secure Report for their institution, please see the data sharing agreement document. Once filled out and signed, it should be scanned and e-mailed to Meredith Fergus at meredith.fergus@state.mn.us.
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