Find online and in-person trainings and an option to request training on data, reporting, assessment literacy and other Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) topics.

MDE uses Pearson's Training Management System (TMS) to provide many online trainings and webinars. To get started in the TMS, enter your email and select your district and school. Then select the tab that best describes your role in statewide testing, or the topic you want to learn more about.

Minnesota Assessment Life Cycle Course

  • Summary – MDE and Pearson have partnered to produce a series of online trainings. The six trainings will cover the following topics: Minnesota Assessments Overview, MCA Achievement Level Descriptors and Standard Setting, Test Development, Test Construction, Scoring and Reporting, and Test Specifications.
  • Location – Assessment Literacy tab

Other Data and Reporting Trainings

  • Summary – MDE has recorded a series of webinars about the data and reports available in the MDE Data Center. The webinar topics include: Changes to Minnesota Graduation Rates, Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS) and Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS), Data Reports and Analytics, Secure Repots, and Minnesota Report Card.
  • Location – Data and Reporting tab

Calendar of In-Person Trainings


Before requesting a training, please contact your District Assessment Coordinator to ensure a similar training is not already planned in your district.

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