Michigan School Index System Resources

Aligned with state goals to be a Top 10 state in 10 years, the Michigan School Index System provides an overall index value ranging from 0-100 for each school based on: student growth, proficiency, graduation rates, English learner progress, attendance rates, advanced coursework completion, postsecondary enrollment, and staffing ratios. Schools with low index values may be identified as one of three low-performing school types defined by the federal requirements specified in Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). These schools receive supports and resources for school improvement. Below are resources designed to support the Michigan School Index System.
 

For District/School Administrators and Educators:
Results for 2018-19 are NOW AVAILABLE for school preview prior to public release on MISchoolData. To get started with the 2018-19 Michigan School Index System preview window on MISchoolData.org, please see the Michigan School Index Preview Window Resource Toolkit For Schools.

 

Optional informal Q&A sessions will be held from 2-4PM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and 2-4PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019 during the School Index preview window to provide an additional opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns outside of the formal accountability issues system available in MI School Data. Please email MDE-Accountability@Michigan.gov to request the link and access code for one of the Q&A sessions if you are interested.

 

School Index Informational Resources and Materials:

Resource Topic

Resource Name

Resource Description

System Description

Michigan School Index System Policy Brief

One-page overview of the new School Index system used to identify schools for supports.

Public Guide to Michigan's Accountability System Provides a public-oriented guide to the School Index system and school identification for support and improvement.
Michigan School Index Overview Presentation Set of slides that provide an overview of the index system.

Michigan School Index System Guide

Provides in-depth information on all index system components, including details on how calculations are performed.

Michigan School Index System Technical Business Rules

Technical resource manual providing highly detailed instructions on how Michigan School Index System values were computed.

Michigan School Index System Targets by Component Area

Provides a spreadsheet of statewide performance targets by area for each component of the Michigan School Index System.

School Support Identification School Identification Flowchart Flowchart of how schools are identified for support based on school index results.
Targeted Support and Improvement Policy Brief Overview of the "Targeted Support and Improvement" support category.
Additional Targeted Support Policy Brief Overview of the "Additional Targeted Support" support category.
Comprehensive Support and Improvement Policy Brief Overview of the "Comprehensive Support and Improvement" support category.

Accessing and Understanding Reports & Data

Instructions for Accessing and Downloading Your School Index Report and Accountability Student Datafiles on MI School Data

Provides detailed instructions including screenshots on how to access School Index reports, download accountability student datafiles, and create/submit accountability issues regarding your results if you believe there to be a discrepancy during the report preview window on MISchoolData.org.

MISchoolData.org School Index Report Layout Guide

Provides an description of the layout and major components to help navigating a public school index report on MISchoolData.org.

Index System Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Provides a list of frequently asked questions covering everything about the index system from components to support identification.
Example Index Calculator Shows sample index and component values, calculation steps, and allows you interact with it to see how actual or hypothetical values impact the overall school index.

Instructions on Working with Accountability Student Datafiles

Provides instructions on filtering and working with your accountability student datafiles.

Data Dictionary for Accountability Student Datafiles

Provides a file layout and field descriptions for both accountability student datafiles.

 

Public School Index Public Reports and Data:

 Public Report Name

Public Report Description

2017-18 School Index Whitepaper Review A detailed review of School Index results including related policy considerations and long-term educational goals.
2017-18 School Index Reports on MISchoolData Link to public and secure School Index Reports on www.MISchoolData.org.
2017-18 Targeted Support and Improvement School Identification List List of schools identified as Targeted Support and Improvement schools.
2017-18 Additional Targeted Support School Identification List List of schools identified as Additional Targeted Support schools.
2016-17 Comprehensive Support and Improvement School Identification List List of schools identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement schools.

2017-18 Statewide School Index Report Tool

Provides a Microsoft Excel Tool of complete and suppressed School Index aggregate data from the 2017-18 school year.

2016-17 Statewide School Index Report Tool

Provides a Microsoft Excel Tool of complete and suppressed School Index aggregate data from the 2016-17 school year.

 

For general support and information regarding the Index System and accountability data, please contact us at: MDE-Accountability@michigan.gov or 1-877-560-8378, option 3.