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Getting Started with the McKinney-Vento Data Tool

Welcome to the McKinney-Vento Data tool! Below is a compilation of all the information you’ll need to get started.

Training Video

To start out, please watch the following video, which covers all functionality that the data tool has to offer, and step by step instructions on how to use the different features available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the McKinney-Vento Data Tool.

  • What is the difference between a student and a record

    This passage discusses two main components: “Student” and “Record.”

    When inputting information into the data tool, you will encounter two distinct categories of ‘files.’ You will have the option to input student information as well as add records.

    Student – This section contains essential information about an individual student, including their first and last names, date of birth, identification number, gender, ethnic background, academic year, residential and mailing addresses, and details about siblings.

    Record – Within this, you will find comprehensive particulars concerning a student, including nighttime residence, physical and mental wellness, details pertinent to Title 1 involvement, student-related documentation, expenses received in that school year, and other related information.

  • How can I Import data from other systems?

    If you’re interested in importing data from your other platforms into the data tool, and are able to export your current data into CSV format, please contact our support team who will organize the import of your data into the data tool.

    If you’re utilizing Ed-Fi / MiDataHub, there is an existing integration which will automatically sync student data from Ed-Fi to the data tool. Contact support if you’re interested in enabling this integration. 

Knowledge Base

Please visit our Knowledge Base for the Data Tool to read additional help articles about using the many features of the data tool and for troubleshooting issues.

You can also use the individual links below:

Upcoming Live Q&A

The next Data Tool Q&A will be scheduled soon. Thanks to everyone who attended! We’ll send out an email blast when the next webinar is on the schedule.

Updated on February 9, 2024

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