College of Education and Human Development

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Technical Assistance

CAREI provides data and analytics consultation and services to local education agencies and Minnesota school districts. We assist in managing educational data and assessment systems, in developing automated report generation processes and software, in building data visualizations and data dashboards, and in analyzing educational data to improve decision-making. These services are provided by professional statisticians and data experts.

Data Services

  • Management of educational data and assessment systems.
  • Development of data reporting systems, visualizations, and dashboards.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with data experts.

Analytics Services

  • Development of data analysis plans and methods.
  • Analysis of educational data to improve decision-making.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with statisticians and analytics experts.

Action Planning

  • Facilitated action planning to prioritize next steps and develop multi-year implementation plans


  • On-site and virtual coaching provided to district leaders on implementation of action plans
  • Evaluation of implementation plans