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04 February 2021

MARSS This Month -- February 2021


MARSS Deadlines
EOY: Through early June 2021, a district's most recent submission will be provided to the assessment vendors in order to update student information for test administration and test results.

  • Files due to Region 1 on Thursday March 18th. This is mandatory for charter schools, but optional for districts. Its used to verify ADM projections.  
  • Files due to MDE on Wednesday March 24th


MCCC

  • Minnesota Common Core Catalog will reopen for the 19/20 school year from April 5, 2021 through June 30, 2021.  
  • Please note that 20/21 data submissions will also start on April 5, 2021 so that the two years of collection will go until June 30, 2021.
  • Have questions about the MDE side of MCCC, or errors you can’t figure out? Contact Karen Millette at MDE: Karen.millette@state.mn.us


Monthly To-Do List (February)

  • Check the MDE calendar for upcoming MARSS University trainings, or view any of their MARSS presentations on MDE here.
  • Find a list of all MDE submission dates here. Please take note of these dates.
  • Check the MARSS 08-Error report to ensure that all students are error free.
  • Review the MARSS 30 Error Report (Statewide Report)


Things to Know

  • Ed-Fi Update
    1. There is an issue with syncing that will be in our next patch update; please be on the lookout for that email.
    2. All districts should have already retrieved a Staging or Production key & secret for 20/21 school year. If you have not done so, please do this ASAP.
    3. If you have any questions as to where you are in the process, please reach out to Becky at becky@region1.k12.mn.us.
    4. The Ed-Fi Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday Feb 9th @ 11:00 am.    
    5. 21/22 onboarding districts should make sure they have heard from MDE when their onboarding webinar series will start.
    6. If you are a 19/20 or 20/21 district and would like a refresher you can also attend the onboarding webinars.
    7. Ed-Fi Business Hours will be hosted by MDE on Tuesday Feb 23rd @ 1:00 pm.
       
  • MDE will continue to host their monthly webinar series called the Data SIG, next webinar is scheduled for Thursday March 18th @ 1:30 pm. These webinars will first focus on MDE’s transition from collecting student data via MARSS WES and the Student Support Data Collections (SSDC) to both the more detailed Ancestry Ethnicity Origin form titled Ethnic and Racial Demographic Designation Form (to be used in FY 2019-20) as well as the new data collection technology called Ed-Fi. Refer to the MARSS memo dated August 20, 2018, for the description of Ed-Fi.  More information on Programs and Initiatives can be found at https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/count/ or information on Business and Finance at https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/count/ finally to stay informed or ask questions. You can register for the Data SIG here.

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