Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) Training
Providing supports to our students who are showing signs of disengaging from school is critical to increasing Minnesota’s graduation rates. The Minnesota Department of Education has developed a screening tool to assist educators in tracking and supporting student progress toward graduation from high school in four years. The Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) is a tool that can be used to provide a snapshot of students in grade 6 and grade 9 who are at increased risk of not completing high school in four years. Using validated research-based variables associated with dropping out of school (such as attendance, multiple enrollments, state accountability test scores and suspension/expulsion), supports can be developed and targeted to students who may need additional assistance to stay on track for graduation.
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to offer a Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) Training for the district personnel who have been designated by their superintendents to have access to the data, superintendents, principals, school psychologists, counselors, and/or other staff who will use the data to plan interventions. A team of three is encouraged to attend.
The training will provide information about:
• The screening process used to identify students as being at risk;
• The process to access the district data;
• Using the data to identify and engage students in school and learning; and
• Using the data to match appropriate supports to student needs.
NOTE: Access to the MEIRS secured site will be provided to the district designee upon successful completion of the training and receipt of the authorization from the superintendent.
Training Dates and Locations - CLICK HERE for links to Staples, Bemidji, Fergus Falls & Rochester Site Registrations:
April 17, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at NJPA Education Solutions in Staples, MN
April 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest MN Foundation in Bemidji, MN
May 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the SW/WC Service Cooperative in Marshall, MN
May 2, 2014, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls, MN
May 7, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester, MN
CEUs will be available.
Contact Cammy Lehr at 651-582-8563 or firstname.lastname@example.org for training content questions.