• Our Mission

    CEPI’s mission is to coordinate collections, connections and reporting of education data in Michigan.

    The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) was established by the Michigan Legislature (Sect. 94a of the State School Aid Act) to coordinate the collection, management and reporting of education data, from early childhood through K-12 and postsecondary education, and into the workforce. CEPI facilitates efficient data gathering to reduce the administrative burden on reporting entities while ensuring student privacy.

    Not only does CEPI help schools comply with federal and state reporting requirements, its sophisticated longitudinal data system connects the data in powerful ways to help parents, educators and policy makers make decisions that can improve student outcomes. One of the ways CEPI delivers Michigan education information to stakeholders is through the MI School Data website.

  • Our Vision

    Become the single source for the most comprehensive, accurate and useful information about the performance of Michigan's public schools and students.

  • Our Guiding Principles
    • Objective Data. CEPI understands the value and necessity of providing quality, timely education data in ways that can inform the policies, programs and instructional practices that lead to improved student outcomes.
    • Protect Privacy. CEPI is committed to protecting confidential education records. Our rigorous privacy policies and procedures meet or exceed data sharing guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Our data security protocols follow strict state of Michigan standards and best practice technology protocols.
    • Seek Accuracy. Collecting and distributing quality data is important. CEPI works with school administrators and data information personnel to minimize errors and maximize accuracy.
    • Maximize Efficiency. CEPI is committed to collecting data as efficiently as possible, eliminating redundancies, and reducing data reporting burdens for Michigan educational institutions.