January 9, 2019
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Legislative Report 2019-20
Foreword
Thomas Howell
Executive Director
Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI)

The Michigan Data Hub (MiDataHub) is truly a statewide collaborative—and a very successful one. Whether you talk to local, regional or state partners about the work, the power of “we” is echoed in support of the education community in Michigan. The focus this year on shared services across state and local systems through integrations in the MiDataHub continues to enhance what the hub really means, improving the efficient and effective management of education data statewide. The partnerships have broadened to include many new groups this year, each contributing to meet emerging local needs. The MiDataHub vision of supporting educators and students continues—this report highlights the great progress that has been achieved toward accomplishing key goals outlined by the legislature in section 22m of the State School Aid Act. The many partners contributing to this work remain dedicated, energized and committed to continuing the long-term gains that are taking shape.

Whether a district is looking to leverage simple efficiencies that the MiDataHub has to offer like automated rostering, to the more advanced features like the integration of the State Unique Identification Coding services that brings data right back into a local student information system via the MiDataHub connection, there is value found in becoming an active member of this collaboration. Many schools are starting to obtain more timely information about a mobile student’s history in partnership between the MiDataHub and the state via the “Snack Pack” service, so individualized characteristics and the need for important supports and services are more easily identified and acted upon based on these important connections between state systems and the MiDataHub. There are so many great examples to share, and we hope this year’s report provides you with a view into the dedication that local, regional and state civil servants bring to this collaboration, and we look forward to continuing to build upon and improve information management practices state-wide.
Table of Contents
Foreword......................................................................3
Executive Summary.......................................................4
PROMOTING 100% DISTRICT ADOPTION........................4
Empowering Schools and Vendors to Work Together.....4
Integrating School Data Systems ..................................4
Actionable Data............................................................5
Supporting Other Legislative Initiatives.........................5
Top Dozen Active Integrations......................................7
Actionable Data Efforts.................................................7
Introduction .......................................................................................8
Findings..............................................................................................9
Legislative Goal 8a .............................................................................9
Legislative Goal 8b ............................................................................11
Legislative Goal 8c..............................................................................16
Legislative Goal 8d .............................................................................18
Legislative Goal 8e .............................................................................22
Legislative Goal 8f..............................................................................24
Legislative Goal 8g ............................................................................29
Legislative Goal 8h ............................................................................30
Legislative Report Conclusions ..........................................................33
Appendix A: MiDataHub Adoption Map .............................................36
Appendix B: MiDataHub Integration Inventory ...................................37
Appendix C: MiDataHub Productivity Features and Initiatives.............42
Appendix D: MiDataHub Actionable Data Features and Initiatives.......47
Appendix E: District Support Specialists and MiDataHub Staff ............50
Appendix F: Linkages to Other Initiatives and Funding .......................53
Appendix G: MiDataHub Advisories.....................................................55
Appendix H: Historical Data Integration Efforts...................................57
Appendix I: District Feedback ............................................................58
Appendix J: Glossary and Web References...........................................60
Glossary.............................................................................................60
Web References and background resources........................................61
Appendix K: Cost Savings Calculations...............................................62

SAS EVAAS
The team at EVAAS asked us to share the message below regarding the recently closed opt-in period and a link to upcoming training opportunities on using their tools...

“The deadline to opt-into receiving the teacher-level reports from SAS EVAAS has passed, and we had a total of 206 districts opt-in. As a reminder, all districts will be able to receive student and school level reports, even if they were unable to opt-in for the teacher reports. SAS is scheduling regional trainings, so please see the memo below for more details:

  • Did you know that EVAAS growth reports are free to schools across Michigan? It’s true, and we’re here to help you make the most of them with in-person training opportunities.

  • The Michigan Department of Education contracted EVAAS to provide districts and public school academies with reports to supplement other reporting tools provided by the state. 


Please pass this information along to your school administrators and instructional leaders because many EVAAS reports inform their efforts in school improvement, teacher development, and student support.”
Participant Count
New Live Districts
  • David Ellis Academy
  • Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Genesee School District
  • Grand Blanc Academy

New District Sign Ups
  • Grass Lake Community Schools
  • Napoleon Community Schools
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

To register your district please email support@midatahub.org.