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MN State Reporting This Month -- February 2023
03 February 2023

MN State Reporting This Month -- February 2023

MARSS Deadlines

MARSS for EOY opened January 11th.

MANDATORY Submission for charter schools, Optional for districts: Used to verify Average Daily Membership Projections.

Files due to RMIC: Thursday, March 16th
Files due to MDE: Thursday, March 23rd



  • We are currently looking for districts who would be interested in being a pilot district for MCCC reporting via Ed-Fi. If you are interested, please reach out to Becky and she can let you know what this might entail.
  • When helping districts finalize their MCCC reporting this year we noticed that the Direct Pay PSEO courses were not getting posted or manually entered into Student Course History completely.
    • We recommend making your Direct Pay PSEO sections “Include in Grading” and then manually entering in grades to Student Grade.
    • When Update Student Course History is run all of the needed College information will be transferred to Student Course History correctly.
    • One thing you will need to do is set the college where the course was taken. When posted to Student Course History it will show that they were taken at the High School.
  • Documentation on how to report Direct Pay PSEO courses is now available and posted on the Synergy Help screen under State Reporting.

Things to Know

  • The MARSS Annual Update Webinar is now posted in 2 locations: the Synergy Help screen under State Reporting, and on the Region 1 website here.
  • MDE has some upcoming trainings that might be beneficial to attend, check the MDE calendar to find the registration information.

Ed-Fi Update

  1. If you have not done so already, we highly recommend signing up to receive the Ed-Fi Newsletter. You can do so by going to the MDE Website and clicking on “Subscribe to the Ed-Fi Updates newsletter” found at the top. 
  2. MDE is allowing districts to dual report for the 23/34 school year, there is no need to reach out to MDE if you would like to do so.  
  3. The Ed-Fi training webinar is now posted on the Help screen. It can be found under State Reporting > Ed-Fi > Ed-Fi in Synergy Webinar.
  4. When working on your comparison report be sure to do a MARSS upload so you have current data to work with. If Region 1 uploads your files, please email and let us know when your files are on the FTP site. If you let us know that they are for your comparison report, no release will need to be signed. That being said, please make sure you submit clean files before the deadline, or MDE will take previous uploads. There is no way for us to tell MDE that one upload is for comparison, and one upload is for the deadline.   
  5. If you are needing assistance with how to run a comparison report or how to run your Ed-Fi data through MARSS WES please reach out to . She has been hosting one-on-ones with districts to go through these processes.