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Michigan's School Accreditation System:
Education Yes!

EducationYes! is Michigan's system for determining school accreditation status. The system includes components for student achievement, measuring both status and change, and a measurement of Indicators of School Performance. The 2003 EducationYes! Policy was approved by Michigan State Board of Education. Schools that have earned a letter grade in the Education YES! system are considered accredited by the State of Michigan. Also accredited are those by AdvancEd, MDE's collaboration partner for school improvement and accreditation. Please click the following link to view school letter grades and search for accredited schools:

AdvancEd Accredited Schools
Click here to Search for Accredited Schools through the AdvancEd Accredited Schools search page.

EducationYES! Accredited Schools
2013-14 EdYES! Letter Grades and Results

The Michigan Department of Education's school accreditation initiatives are handled by:

Office of Evaluation, Strategic Research and Accountability (OESRA)
Office Phone: 877-560-8378
Office Email:

The Education YES! system requires certain reports to be completed by schools for accreditation status. Michigan law requires certain improvement and data/diagnostic reports also be completed by schools. The new Michigan School Accountability Scorecards include compliance audits for the completion of these reporting requirements. Below is additional information regarding the completion of those reports.

District- and School-Level Reporting Requirements
General Requirements and Information

Historic School Accreditation
2012-13 EdYES! Letter Grades and Results
Historic EdYES!/AYP Results

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