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Pupil Privacy

Public Act 367 of 2016, Protection of Pupil Privacy, requires CEPI and the Michigan Department of Education to post a notice of the information collected for pupils' education records, including a list and description of all pupil data elements. Section 1136(1)(d) states that CEPI and MDE will not disclose pupil information that is collected or created except in accordance with established policy (PDF) that details the protection and distribution of student data.

The Michigan Student Data System Data Use Matrix (XLSX) is a spreadsheet showing how student data CEPI collects in MSDS support federal and state reporting requirements. The matrix shows whether a field is required, optional or conditional. (E.g., districts only report Title I eligibility for students who are Title I eligible.) For more information, please see How Your Data Are Used.

CEPI is committed to protecting confidential education records, and to transparency in data collection, storage and disclosure. Our data security protocols follow strict State of Michigan standards and best practices. Our rigorous privacy policies and procedures meet or exceed data sharing guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

For more on how CEPI safeguards data we collect, please see How CEPI Protects Education Data. For information on how MDE protects data they collect, see MDE's Pupil Privacy page.