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Michigan School Accountability
Michigan's school accountability systems use statewide student assessment scores and other quality metrics to provide transparency on school performance for all Michigan public schools. School accountability systems help parents, communities, and policymakers measure school quality to make decisions and target resources to help students achieve. Michigan has multiple accountability systems for its public schools, each provided and detailed in the links below, that provide important information for different purposes and to different audiences.
Please use the links provided below to view Michigan school accountability system reports, related resources, and supports.
Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability
View the most recent weekly Assessment and Accountability edition or past newsletters.
General Accountability Resources
- 2021-22 Michigan School Index Results Analysis
An analysis of the most recent School Index results including historical trends and demographic highlights; new 3/14/2023.
- Accountability Data Reporting Best Practices
Data reporting guide for trouble-free accountability; updated 10/5/2022.
- Spring 2021 Participation and Not Tested Report
Spring 2021 assessment participation rates, statewide and by student group with a comparison to pre-pandemic participation rates.
- Public Guide to Michigan's Accountability System
A resource explaining the various reports available to the public for school accountability and transparency.
The core values and beliefs of Michigan's school accountability programs and reports.
Technical rules that define the inclusion of students in a school's accountability results based on time and enrollment.
Data and Researcher Links
MI School Data is the State of Michigan's official public portal for education data, offering multiple levels and views presented in graphs, charts, trend lines, and downloadable spreadsheets to support meaningful evaluation and decision making. Check out the MI School Data Report Catalog for a detailed list of all reports on the MI School Data Portal.
Information pertinent to requesting Michigan education data sets for audits, evaluations, and studies of education programs in Michigan are available through MERI, the State of Michigan's research partnership with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.