The good news is, Minnesota has developed a data system to answer these questions. The Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System, or SLEDS, brings together student data from pre-kindergarten through completion of higher education and into the workforce. By bridging existing data with other new data, a range of questions can be answered to gauge the effectiveness of current programs and design improvement strategies to help students.
The career and education landscape is changing. Recent Minnesota legislation now requires all students starting in 9th grade to have a Personal Learning Plan. If you’re in middle or high school, it means you will be hearing more about a Personal Learning Plan this next school year. If you are anxious to start thinking about some of these areas now, a new tool on the ISEEK website can help. MyMnCareerPlan is for middle and high school students to plan a successful transition to career and college