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Indiana Management Performance Hub (formerly Indiana Network of Knowledge)

Collaboration Facilitator

Jim Lindsay
jlindsay@air.org

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.

Members

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

Training, Coaching, and Technical Support Projects

Training for High School Counselors in Indiana and Minnesota on College and Career Pathways for Career and Technical Education Students

REL Midwest partnered with stakeholder groups in Indiana and Minnesota to study whether certain types of high school graduates or high schools have higher career and technical education (CTE) participation and whether CTE participation affects high school graduates’ college and workforce outcomes. REL Midwest is providing training sessions to school counselors and CTE staff in Indiana and Minnesota to walk them through the study findings and give them an opportunity to explore how they can apply the findings in their roles supporting students. The project will culminate in the development of resources for guidance counselors and CTE staff.

Publications

Indiana and Minnesota Students Who Focused on Career and Technical Education in High School: Who Are They, and What Are Their College and Employment Outcomes?

Education policymakers in Indiana and Minnesota created career and technical education programs to improve high school students’ postsecondary and employment outcomes. This REL Midwest study examined whether high school graduates in each state who completed a large number of career and technical education courses in a single career-oriented program of study (concentrators) had different college and workforce outcomes from graduates who completed fewer (samplers) or no career and technical education courses (nonparticipants). Related infographics share key findings for each state.

Do College and Career Readiness and Early College Success in Indiana Vary Depending on Whether Students Attend Public, Charter, or Private Voucher High Schools?

Indiana has a robust portfolio of high school options, including traditional public schools, charter schools, and private voucher schools. This report examines the characteristics of students who attend different types of Indiana high schools and their performance on indicators of college and career readiness and early college success. A related infographic highlights the study’s key findings.

Understanding the Teacher Pipeline for Indiana’s K–12 Public Schools

Leaders at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Education are concerned about teacher shortages and want a better understanding of the teacher pipeline for the state’s K–12 public schools. This study examined the characteristics of and outcomes for students who enrolled in an Indiana public college or university and pursued a bachelor’s degree in education at any point in college. The study also explored factors related to completion of a bachelor’s degree. A related infographic highlights the study’s key findings.

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.