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Annual Education Report (AER)


Annual Education Report (AER)

About the Annual Education Report (AER)

Annual Education Reports contain detailed data on state-provided student assessment results, accountability results, educator qualification information, civil rights information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Annual Education Reports generated from MI School Data are prepopulated with the required information for the state, each LEA, and each school.

Accessing AERs

To view AERs, visit and navigate to the “K-12 Grade” menu along the top of the page, next selecting the “School Accountability” submenu, and then clicking “Annual Education Report.” The AER pages on MI School Data provide cover letter templates and allow local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to download or capture the link to their required, compiled school performance data from the most recent school year (2022-23). You must be logged in access the cover letter templates and to download/link the most recent data. When used as designed, cover letter templates and data generated from the MI School Data AER page meet state and federal requirements for annual reporting to parents and communities.

AER Requirements for 2023-24

Updated report cover letters and data generated from the MI School Data AER site may be posted according to the timeline below. In addition to publicly posting AERs, they must be communicated to parents and communities. A full set Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding AER requirements and the process to prepare, post, and communicate about the Annual Education Report have been updated and provided on the MI School Data AER site, as well as a Presentation on 2023-23 AER Updates.

Timeline for the 2023-24 AER
Below is a timeline for actions related to the 2023-24 AER.

Required Action


All ‘Annual Education Reports’ are available for preview but are embargoed (not to be saved for final AERs)

December 15, 2023 – January 2, 2024

First date ‘Annual Education Reports’ and cover letters may be posted for public review – final data

January 2, 2024

AER Posting Deadline

February 15, 2024

Help and Support

For general and compliance-related questions on AERs, please email Fred Williams at or Michael Powell at For questions about AER data generated using the MI School Data site, please contact the MDE School Accountability team at