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Grantee State - Mississippi

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2023 Grant Application

Mississippi FY23 SLDS Grant for Expanded Data Integrations

Start Date: 9/25/2023
End Date: 9/24/2027

Project Director: John Kraman

Amount Awarded: $3,984,955

Project Abstract 65 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Expansion of Generate Use for Federal EDFacts Reporting -Leveraging CEDS as the MSIS 2.0 standard, Mississippi will maximize the benefits of the Generate tool, and greatly strengthen and streamline MDE's EDFacts reporting. MDE will share all materials with the CEDS and SLDS communities.
  • Integration of Early Learning Collaborative Data - Integrating data from the highly impactful Early Learning Collaboratives (ELCs) into MSIS 2.0, MDE will expand its ability to provide meaningful and longitudinal research to policymakers and providers on the outcomes of students who participate in ELCs.
  • Integration of Local Assessment Data - Integrating local assessment data into MSIS 2.0 will meet the needs of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and empower all LEAs in the state with equitable access to valuable insights on the academic progress of not only their students, but also of their programs.
  • Revision of P20W Data Integration - MDE and NSPARC will work to ensure that, as data sets and integrations are updated using MSIS 2.0 data, impacts to longitudinal data comparisons are avoided or minimized.

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2015 Grant Application

Mississippi PK-16 Data Initiative

Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2021

Project Director: John Kraman

Amount Awarded: $6,588,210

Project Abstract 39 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Research and Evaluation
    • Create more sophisticated “phase two” P-12 data dashboards that employ data analysis tools to meet the needs of data stakeholders.
    • Fund start-up costs for an Office of Research and Statistics, including the initial salaries of researchers and support for professional development around data literacy.
  • Early Learning
    • Complete the ECE (Early Childhood Education) component of the Mississippi’s P-20W SLDS.

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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Mississippi Integrated Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data System: A Management Tool to Improve Student Achievement and Economic Competitiveness

Start Date: 7/1/2010
End Date: 6/30/2014

Project Director: Mike Kent

Amount Awarded: $7,569,716

Project Application 7.8 MB

Project Abstract 128 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Include all missing elements as prescribed by the America COMPETES Act
  • Create a relational database linking all education (K-20) and workforce data through a unique common identifier that does not permit an individual to be identified by users of the system
  • Develop an online one-stop portal that will provide access to the relational database and make the system universally interoperable
  • Develop the hardware and software capacity for building and hosting the relational database and the one-stop portal
  • Upgrade each partner with the appropriate infrastructure and technology for data collection, storage, and use
  • Develop and adopt a statewide, comprehensive policy on data quality assurance
  • Train state and local personnel on data entry and use to facilitate full adoption and effective use of the system
  • Include all the necessary data to link PK with K-20.

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2009 Grant Application

Mississippi’s PK-16 Longitudinal Data Initiative

Start Date: 6/1/2009
End Date: 5/31/2014

Project Director: Mike Kent

Amount Awarded: $3,387,308

Project Application 5.6 MB

Project Abstract 94 KB

Major Outcomes:

Expand existing K-12 statewide data systems, MSIS, and integrate the systems and related data of Mississippi's Workforce Performance Management System and the RCU.
  • Phase 1:
    • PK-16 Longitudinal Data Planning Meeting.
    • Define Data and System Requirements.
    • Develop Request for Proposal for required software, hardware, and contractual services.
    • Accept grant award.
    • Proposal on the street.
    • Proposal review and selection.
    • Business Rules and Data Dictionary Reviewed and Finalized.
    • Interfaces, Data Mapping, Data Conversions Reviewed and Finalized.
    • Data Export, Data Import, Data Integration Procedure Established.
    • Configuration of Hardware and Storage.
    • Data Warehouse Data Mart Testing.
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