Migrant Student Records Exchange Initiative

The primary goals and objectives of the MSIX Initiative are to:

Goal 1 Maintain an effective electronic exchange for the transfer of migratory children’s education and health data among the States.

  • Objective 1.1 – On an ongoing basis via enhancements, improve the MSIX system and its functionality to advance the facilitation of school enrollment, placement, and credit accrual to ensure MSIX remains a high-quality resource as measured by ratings of overall quality in the annual MSIX Customer Satisfaction Survey.
  • Objective 1.2 – Ensure States follow appropriate cybersecurity guidelines for their MSIX users, that include annual cybersecurity and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) training; and maintain and update, as necessary, their Interconnection Security Agreements (ISAs) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).
  • Objective 1.3 – Strategically promote MSIX trainings to national, State, and local stakeholders, and communicate how MSIX can be used as a resource to meet statutory requirements for interstate coordination.

Goal 2 – Ensure submission of timely, accurate, and complete data.

  • Objective 2.1 – Ensure States upload all required minimum data elements (MDEs) that are applicable to a child’s age and grade level in accordance with MSIX regulations.
  • Objective 2.2 – Promote the use of the MSIX data quality reports by States to improve data quality and ensure accuracy of data submissions.
  • Objective 2.3 – Promote the use of the MSIX Child Count Reconciliation report by States to identify data quality issues in student records that may cause differences in child counts between MSIX and State systems.
  • Objective 2.4 – Support States to electronically link their migratory student records systems with their respective State longitudinal data systems, if applicable, in order to meet regulatory requirements in a timely and efficient manner.

Goal 3 – Promote the use of the MSIX to facilitate timely school enrollment, appropriate grade and course placement, accrual of secondary course credits, and participation in the Migrant Education Program (MEP).

  • Objective 3.1 – Provide technical assistance to States regarding required MDE submissions.
  • Objective 3.2 – Provide technical assistance to States to promote the use of the Consolidated Student Record by counselors and registrars for enrollment, placement, and credit accrual.
  • Objective 3.3 – Provide technical assistance to States regarding the use of MSIX for identification and recruitment (ID&R) purposes.

Goal 4 – Provide stakeholders with data on national and state migratory population, generate accurate migratory child counts, and meet other reporting requirements.

  • Objective 4.1 – Produce annual data for States to use in evaluating and managing their individual programs.
  • Objective 4.2 – Use MSIX as the primary source for determining the number of migratory children in each State.