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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.
Michigan School Accountability FAQ and Planning for 2021-22
Accountability Best Practices Guide
Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability
General Accountability Resources
- 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.
- Accountability Data Reporting Best Practices
Data reporting guide for trouble-free accountability; updated 1/4/2022.
- Evaluation of Michigan School Index Results
A whitepaper on policy considerations and long-term educational goals based on recent Michigan School Index System results; new 7/18/2019.
- Public Guide to Michigan's Accountability System
A resource explaining the various reports available to the public for school accountability and transparency.
- Guiding Principles for School Accountability
The core values and beliefs of Michigan's school accountability programs and reports.
- Full Academic Year (FAY) Business Rules
Technical rules that define the inclusion of students in a school's accountability results based on time and enrollment.
Data and Researcher Links
Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI)
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.