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Indiana Management Performance Hub (formerly Indiana Network of Knowledge)

Collaboration Facilitator

Jim Lindsay

Collaboration Objective

REL Midwest partners with the Indiana Management Performance Hub to leverage Indiana’s statewide longitudinal data system, known as the Education and Workforce Development data system or EWD. The EWD is a collaborative initiative between the Indiana Department of Education, Commission for Higher Education, Department of Workforce Development, and Family and Social Services Administration. Education and workforce data elements are linked across the partner agencies at the record level, joining key education and workforce descriptors for exploration.

The goal of this collaboration is to explore key research questions to address specific policy initiatives. This enhanced understanding enables decisionmakers to make better informed choices to positively affect students, teachers, workers, and employers.


  • Tyler Brown, Director of Engagement and Analytics, Indiana Management Performance Hub
  • Carol Torres, Technical Analyst, Indiana Management Performance Hub

Works in Progress

Students Who Take Career and Technical Education Courses in Indiana And Minnesota: Who Are They and What Becomes of Them?

Many states face the challenge of helping students gain the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workplace. One way states are addressing this challenge is by developing career pathways and career and technical education opportunities aligned with those pathways. Stakeholders in Indiana and Minnesota want to know whether certain types of students or schools have higher enrollment and completion rates for career and technical education. They also want to know if participation in career and technical education courses affects high school graduates’ college and workforce outcomes. REL Midwest is assisting these stakeholder groups by examining high school graduates’ course-taking patterns, their enrollment in and completion of college, and their employment and earnings history.

Characteristics of and Outcomes for Students who Pursued an Education Major in Indiana’s Teacher Preparation Programs

The study is describing the characteristics of students who enrolled in Indiana’s teacher preparation institutions and examining the extent to which they persisted in and graduated from a teacher preparation program, entered into teaching, and succeeded in Indiana’s public schools.

Examining the Association Between Attending Different Types of High Schools in Indiana and Success in High School and Early College

This study is examining the high school and college outcomes of four consecutive cohorts of Indiana students. The findings will provide new information on high school quality by examining the association between attending high schools of different types—traditional public high schools, public charter high schools, and private high schools that participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program—and factors associated with students’ high school completion, college and career readiness, and early college success.


Predicting Early College Success for Indiana’s High School Class of 2014

This study examined the relationship between receiving Pell Grants and 21st Century Scholarships and early college success among the 2014 cohort of Indiana public high school graduates entering public Indiana colleges in the fall after graduation. A related infographic [289 KB PDF icon ] highlights the study’s key findings.