Minnesota Common Course Catalogue
What is the MCCC?
The Minnesota Common Course Catalogue (MCCC) is a course classification and data collection system intended to provide uniform information about courses that are taught by Minnesota teachers and completed by Minnesota students.
The MCCC is being implemented to meet state and federal requirements, including: Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.35 Student Academic Achievement and Growth; Minnesota Session Laws 2009, Chapter 96, Article 2, Section 60 Implementing Rigorous Coursework Measures Related to Student Performance; and HR 2272 America COMPETES Act of 2007 SEC. 6401. Required Elements of a Statewide Longitudinal Data System.
Enter the Minnesota Common Course Catalogue (MCCC).
The four data collections associated with the MCCC include:
- Local Course Index
- Calendar Information
- Staff Course Records
- Student Course Records
Reporting Year Opening and Closing Dates
Note: The Local Course Index does not include edit or add. All Local Course data is entered by File Submission Upload.
- Reporting Years 2011-19 are closed.
- Reporting Year 2019-20 (2020) opens Monday April 6, 2020.
- Early Education includes School Readiness, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE).
- K-8 includes English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, world languages, physical education and health.
- 9-12 includes all courses.
- Early Education is due Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
- Final Birth-12 MCCC will close Friday, December 11, 2020.
- Reporting Year 2020-21 will be announced later.
Please note: To successfully load XML files for Local Course Index and Student Records, use Schema 4. The Staff Records file will use Schema Version 3.
WebEx training sessions are scheduled throughout the year. View the MDE Calendar and click the Event heading to find all “MCCC Training” dates and times.
Early Education Documents
K-12 Documents New for 2017-18 Reporting
Schema 3 Implementation
MCCC Valid Field Values V3
Download this file to learn valid field choices for EE-12 Local Course Index, Staff Record and Student Record files.
District Staff Section XSD V3 (Staff Course Record)
Download this file to create or validate a Staff Course Record XML file.
District Student XSD V4 (Student Course Record)
Download this file to create or validate a Student Course Record XML file.
District Course Catalogue XSD V4 (Local Course Index)
Download this file to create or validate a Local Course Index XML file NEW VERSION March 4, 2016.
MCCC Field Definitions V3
Download this file to learn fields and their definitions for EE-12 Local Course Index, Staff Record and Student Record files.
Tools and Supports
Local Course Index XML File Error Message Dictionary
Download this document to learn what XML error messages mean for the Local Course File Upload and how to fix them.
Staff and Student XML File Error Message Dictionary
Download this document to learn what XML error messages mean and how to fix them.
MCCC WebEx Registration Instructions
Download this document to learn how to register for the WebEx MCCC Training. To request links to recorded training sessions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
XML Notepad 2007
Download this document to learn how to test XML files.
Video TutorialsCalendar Edit 1 - Explains the calendar menu and creates an Academic Year
Calendar Edit 2 - Explains the create, edit and delete of a Calendar. Term and Period
Calendar Rollover - Walks through the complete calendar rollover process