2012 Statewide School Report Cards

2012 Top to Bottom List

The Top to Bottom ranking includes all five tested content areas, and graduation rate data (for high schools), and uses MDE's preferred rules, developed in conjunction with a diverse set of education stakeholders throughout the 2010-2011 school year. This list is being published to provide information to all schools and to provide "light of day" reporting on the achievement, improvement, and achievement gaps of all schools in the state.

Focus Schools List

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 List

Reward Schools consist of schools that made AYP and were identified in one of three ways: 1) top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom list 2) top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric) or 3) "Beating the Odds." 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.

Priority Schools List

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.

MI School Data Site

A tool to look up data on individual schools.