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The Michigan Department of Education released today school accountability reports including the new Michigan School Accountability Scorecards for districts and schools, as well as, its Top to Bottom ranking and the list of Reward, Focus and Priority Schools.

State Releases 2012-13 Accountability Reports including New Color-Coded Accountability Scorecard to Support Educators and Parents

School Report CardsMI School Accountability Scorecard
The Michigan School Accountability Scorecards will use a color coding system of green, lime, yellow, orange, and red to indicate school performance and combine traditional accountability metrics with Top-to-Bottom priority and focus school designations and other state/federal requirements.

Top to Bottom Ranking
The Top-to-Bottom list is part of Michigan's school accountability system which ranks schools on their student performance in mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies and graduation rate data (for high schools). School performance components include student achievement, improvement and achievement gaps between the highest and lowest scoring 30 percent of students in each school.

Priority School
Priority Schools (formerly known as Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools) are Michigan public schools identified in the bottom 5% of the statewide Top to Bottom ranking.

Focus Schools
Focus Schools consist of the ten percent of schools on the Top-to-Bottom list with the largest achievement gaps between its top 30 percent of students and its bottom 30 percent, based on average scale score. In addition to being required by USED for ESEA Flexibility, identifying Focus Schools is a critical step toward Michigan achieving its overriding goal of closing the achievement gap within schools and reducing the achievement gap statewide.

Reward Schools
Beating the Odds schools are those that are overcoming traditional barriers to student achievement and are outperforming schools with similar risk factors and demographic makeup.


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