January 23, 2019
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MiRead
Beta Pilot Districts Selected
The following districts have been selected as Beta Pilot Districts for the MiRead application:
  • Menominee Area Public Schools
  • Oakridge Public Schools
  • Westwood Heights School District
  • Boyne Falls School District
  • Gladstone Area Schools
  • Lamphere
  • Thornapple Kellogg School
  • Birch Run Area Schools
  • South Lake Schools
  • St. Charles
Notifications of selection were sent out today, Wednesday January 23, 2019.

The MiRead statewide team will be connecting with districts over the next ten days to schedule their implementation, complete technical setup, strategies selection, and launch of MiRead over the next two months. 

Feedback from the Beta group along with Alpha districts will provide critical feedback on the MiRead application; it’s features, operation, and the implementation process.

Registration for use of MiRead in the fall of 2019 is anticipated to be released in April 2019.
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MiRead will be presenting a breakout session at the 2019 MASA Midwinter Conference .

Session Title: MiRead Literacy Portal – Statewide Literacy Support Going Live 2019!
Time: Wednesday, February 6th, 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Nicolet B – Level 5 
Presenters: Dave Cairy, MAISA; Tom Johnson, MiDataHub; and Jennifer Cordes, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District


E mail Taylor Hoag at thoag@gomasa.org with questions.  
Coming Soon: New Vendor & Initiative Catalog
Miss the days of the Sears Catalog? Flipping through the pages of colorful images and rich descriptions before making a decision on what works best in your house? As the number of partnerships grows, MiDataHub has outgrown our GoogleSheet list of vendors and is moving to a catalog that will give you more detail about all of our vendors and the initiatives we are working on.
This new catalog will be:
  • Easier to read
  • Searchable
  • Detailed with product descriptions, integrations, and contact information
Eidex
The Data Hub Team is aware that Eidex is in the process of releasing a new tool called Prism , which imports data from the Data Hubs via an API Integration. From the Data Hub perspective, we are providing the supports to assist districts with populating the data Eidex is requesting from you, both in a proactive and reactive mode, as needed by schools.
If you are currently using Eidex, and eventually their Prism tool and need any assistance with the process of publishing the historical data per Eidex please drop an email to support@midatahub.org . We have had a heavy volume of requests and are doing our best to stay on top of each as they arrive.
A few initial steps are detailed below that will jumpstart the process on your end to get the required data elements (all the way back to 2015-16) populated:
Step 1: Previous Year ODS Containers
By default, the 2015-16 and 2016-17 ODS containers are not available for publishing data. We ask that you send an email to support@midatahub.org requesting the previous years ODS containers to be published in your Data Hub. This will generate a ticket for our infrastructure manager to deploy. The turnaround is anywhere from a day or two at the most. You will be notified upon the creation of the ODS containers. Once they are generated they will need to be populated with at least a student > School association level data within 7 days or they will be automatically deleted and you will have to request them to be created again. Typically, once your student enrollments have been loaded you will have met that requirement.
Step 2: Creating the API Integration
Creating the API integration with Eidex should only take about 5 minutes to complete (or less). You will need to have access to your school's Michigan Data Hub Cockpit, and have someone available in your district that can access Eidex. I included a link to our documentation of the process of creating the API integration with Eidex below:
Step 3:Publishing Data
The support team is here to help navigate you through the process and provide any guidance with ensuring your data is published successfully to the Eidex-Prism system. We have numerous SIS configuration documents located on our website, located at https://www.midatahub.org/documentation/vendor-support-information/ to help streamline the integration process for you. If you are prompted with not having permission to a configuration guide, request access and the support team will provide access.

We are here to assist with your integration effort and will also be onsite at the upcoming presentations Eidex is facilitating to offer support. As always if you have any questions you can reach us at support@midatahub.org.

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Eidex Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 22nd - Kalamazoo RESA
  • Thursday, January 24th - Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD
  • Monday, January 28th - Genesee ISD
  • Wednesday, January 30th - Kent ISD
  • Friday, February 1st - Ingham ISD (Early Childhood Center)

Data Hub Participation
New Live Districts-
  • Mason Public Schools (Ingham)
  • Newaygo County RESA
  • Taylor School District

If your district has not yet been involved with the Michigan Data Hub, please click here to sign up . 
Support Tickets
Just a quick reminder to use our support desk when you have questions, run into obstacles, or have any suggestions regarding your integration with MiDataHub.

To submit a ticket follow these simple steps below:
  • Send an email to support@midatahub.org. This will generate a ticket within 5-10 minutes.
  • Somewhere in the body of the email please include the following information:
  • District name​
  • Title/Role (for assigning credentials)​
  • Contact Information
  • Detailed information on request