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EDIA Process

EDIA Process

EDIA Process
The graphic below describes each step involved in the EDIA process.

STEP 1 Determine an EDIA Need: The Board of Education directs or determines the need for an EDIA to take place.

STEP 2 Complete Initial Impact Assessment: This phase is also known as the Partial EDIA phase. In this step, MPS staff from the Accountability Department are gathering information and data from existing sources as well as engage with stakeholders, specifically, the owners and implementers of the work. Based on the information gathered in this step, senior leadership will determine whether or not the project warrants a Full EDIA.

STEP 3 Full Impact Assessment: In this step, engagement with stakeholders expands beyond the owners and implementers of the policy or work. Rather, the Accountability Department engages with relevant stakeholders who are impacted by the policy to better understand the context and levels of impact that are being experienced by stakeholders. This information is triangulated with the existing data and documents that were gathered to formulate findings to share with the Board of Education and public.

Step 4 Present Findings and Responses: Findings are presented to the Board of Education, and made publicly available. Owners and implementers of the policy or work are given an opportunity to respond to the findings which will also be shared in the presentation to the Board. Generally, the responses are aligned to initial plans that will support addressing the findings.

Step 5 Develop and Implement Action Plan: After the EDIA project is completed, owners of the policy or work will develop and implement an action plan that addresses the findings.

Step 6 Progress Monitor for Continuous Improvement: The Accountability Department is responsible for monitoring process of the action plans developed by the owner of the policy or work.