October 3, 2018
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Michigan 2018 Data Hub Retreat Awards
On September 26th and 27th, the first MiDataHub retreat was held, with members of all advisory committees and workgroups. Included were staff from ISDs, districts, CEPI, MDE and the Michigan Collaboration Hub (MiCH) office. This was a great opportunity for more than 40 attendees to get together, learn about some of the latest efforts, and to do some strategic planning.   One of the highlights of the event was the presenting of the first ever MiDataHub awards.
2018 MiDataHub Ambassador of the Year was given to Melissa Tront from St. Joseph County ISD for her work on advisory committees, serving as a data hub support specialist, PowerSchool integration work with her districts and in testing numerous MiDataHub features.
Pictured above: Don Dailey and Melissa Tront
2018 MiDataHub Technical Team of the Year was given to the Oakland Schools MISTAR Team. Oakland has single-handedly developed the integration for the MISTAR SIS, onboarded most of their local districts, and developed/piloted numerous features such as UIC integrations.  
Pictured above from left to right: Don Dailey, Janell Craig, Joyce Sackleh, Andrew Yedlin and Doug Metcalf
In addition to the statewide awards, regional awards were provided to ISDs, Districts and individuals in each of the original TRIG regions. Five awards were given for the 2018 MiDataHub Champions , which recognizes those who have worked to support data integration and the use of interoperable data standards.
These champions include:
  • Greater Michigan Region: Genesee ISD - For their work in supporting Edupoint Synergy district integration, including development of scripts and documentation
  • Intra-Michigan Region: Traverse Bay Area ISD - Specifically for the work of Doug Olson, who had implemented the data hub concept initially and inspired the concepts in the grant proposal
  • Kent Region: Kent ISD - For their work as data host, service on advisory committees and workgroups,onboarding of local districts and initiative in testing a number of features.
  • Rural Northern Region: Copper Country ISD - For their work as data host, service on advisory committees and workgroups,onboarding of local districts and initiative in testing a number of features.
  • Southwest Michigan Region: Van Buren ISD - For their service on workgroups,onboarding of local districts and initiative in testing a number of features.
Pictured above from left to right are MiDataHub Champions Tony Howard from Genesee ISD, Don Dailey presenting the awards on behalf of MiDataHub, Lisa Thorne from VBISD, Lukas Enciso from VBISD, Peter Nethercott from Kent ISD and Garrett Burgett from Kent ISD. 
Unable to attend onsite were Doug Olson from Traverse Bay Area ISD, and Mike Richardson from Copper Country ISD
Five awards were given for the 2018 MiDataHub Educators of the Year , which recognizes those who have worked to support the actionable use of data provided by MiDataHub and interoperable data standards. 

These educators include:
  • Greater Michigan Region: Ingham ISD - For their work in developing the MiStrategyBank application, which provides a repository for research and evidence-based instructional practices to be used by schools
  • Intra-Michigan Region: Wexford-Missaukee ISD - Specifically for the work of Lisa Lockman, who has been involved with the project from the inception, serves on the actionable data advisory, and continually speaks for the use of data to improve instruction
  • Kent Region: Ottawa Area ISD - For their work in developing the MiRead application, which addresses the third-grade reading law. Additionally, it is in recognition of the work their team has done with both Infinite Campus and PowerSchool districts.
  • Rural Northern Region: Delta-Schoolcraft ISD - Specifically for the work of Tammy Hereau, who was a pioneer in setting up and using the data hub dashboards, including the early warning system and intervention catalog.
  • Southwest Michigan Region: Colon Public Schools - Our only award to a local school district goes to this district that has been on the data hub for several years and has served as a pilot for many initiatives.
Pictured above from left to right are MiDataHub Educators; Tom Johnson presenting on behalf of MiDataHub, Bryan Smith from Ingham ISD, Melissa Tront accepting for Colon Public Schools, and Greg Shepard from Ottawa Area ISD. Unable to attend onsite were Tammy Hereau from Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, and Lisa Lockman from Wexford-Missaukee ISD.

Congratulations to all of the 2018 award winners!
New Website Launch
Say hello to the new www.midatahub.org website. We are excited to show you our reorganized and expanded content. The old website that was part of the 22itrig.org website has been redirected to the new site. Please stop by and check it out!
2018 MiLearn data is now available. Districts that participate in the Michigan Linked Educational Assessment Reporting Network (MiLearn) can now access their 2018 data and reports. With the addition of the new data, MiLearn now provides state assessment results for:
  • Three years of assessment reports (2018, 2017, 2016) for
  • M-STEP
  • WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
  • WIDA Alternate ACCESS for ELLs
  • Two years of assessment reports (2018, 2017) for
  • MI-Access Functional Independence
  • MI-Access Supported Independence
  • MI-Access Participation

MiLearn is a legislatively funded project that delivers state assessment data electronically to students, parents, and educators in an efficient, timely, and proactive manner. This project uses the district’s Student Information System (currently MISTAR and PowerSchool) to provide authenticated users direct access to student level state assessment reports. District administrative staff may configure their system security to locally govern which data is provided to their users. Additionally, the reports are updated daily using Michigan Data Hub data to accommodate student enrollment changes.
Contact Tim Hall at hallt@michigan.gov or mde-oeaa@michigan.gov with questions, or to request communication tools or additional information about MiLearn.
M-STEP Assessment Results
One of the most anticipated and long-promised features we have been working on is the delivery of M-STEP results directly from the State of Michigan data systems to the data hub database for each district. This past weekend, the first pieces of that work went live. Districts can now opt into having M-STEP results load into their data hub database. This upcoming weekend, October 6th , we will be performing an update to allow the results to show up in the Ed-Fi/MiDataHub dashboards. Currently, Spring 2016 and Spring 2017 results will be flowing, with Spring of 2018 results to come in the next 4-6 weeks.  

There are two methods to configure the M-STEP integration. The first is to simply email support@midatahub.org with a request to have your district configured. Please include the name of the district along with your role/title for the district if you wish to take the easy-button approach.

If you wish to configure this yourself, please follow the steps below:
  • Log into the cockpit application and navigate to your district landing page.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click the link "Add Integration" in the Outbound Integrations box.
  • Make the following selections and click on Submit:
  • System Type: State-Sourced System
  • Vendor: State of Michigan
  • System: Assessment Importer - v1
  • Output Type: Report
  • Output: NoAssessment Students
  • Year: Current Year
  • Query Timeout: 120
  • Format box item
  • Format: Json
  • Destinations box items
  • Click the + Destination link to add a destination
  • Status: Active
  • AssessmentImporter API
  • Schedule Box Items
  • Check the Run at next available cycle checkbox
  • Schedule Type: Daily
  • Start Date: Choose tomorrow’s date (the checkbox above will take care of today)
  • Start time: Choose a time in the evening, such as 7:00pm
  • Notification email - Only fill this in if you want an email confirmation each time the integration runs 

Once configured, the process usually takes less than 20 minutes to populate the M-STEP data for an average-sized district of under 5,000 students. We will be featuring more information on the use of this data in upcoming newsletters and webinars. Please email us at support@midatahub.org with any questions and with any requests to have us do the configuration for your district.
MiDataHub Team Spotlight
Joyce Sackleh is the Director of Applications Development at Oakland Schools
With a background in application development and support, Joyce has worked with many stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to implement improvements focused on regional economies of scale, data security and improved workflow.

Joyce serves on both the Data Integration Advisory and the Actionable Data Advisory. Her insights into the needs of local schools, attention to detail, and willingness to ensure that every opportunity presented through MiDatHub is integrated into the MiStar SIS have helped lead many successful and emerging efforts. Joyce’s dedication and commitment to attending and participating in meetings, calls, and planning sessions is incredible. Thank you Joyce for all that you do to help the educators and students of your region and all of Michigan!
Data Hub Participation
New District Sign ups:
  • Harper Creek Community Schools
  • Olivet Community Schools
  • Mason Public Schools (Ingham ISD)
  • Marysville Public Schools
  • Williamston Community Schools
  • Lakewood Public Schools
Live in September:
  • Brighton Area Schools
  • Coloma Community Schools
  • East Jackson Community Schools
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools
  • Greenville Public Schools
  • Homer Community School District
  • Holt Public Schools
  • Riverview Community School District
  • Vandercook Lake Public Schools
  • Whiteford Agricultural School District
When seeking assistance, we ask that you email us at support@midatahub.org
Please include the following in your email:
  • Name and email (usually not an issue for emailed tickets)
  • District name
  • Issue Details
  • Phone Number
The district name and phone number are especially helpful in allowing us to expedite resolution of tickets. We can usually guess the district from an email address, but sometimes it takes a bit of work.