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Parent Dashboard for School Transparency

About the Parent Dashboard

The Parent Dashboard was launched in 2018 by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in collaboration with the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). The Parent Dashboard has now been viewed by over 2 million visitors. It is updated on an ongoing basis and has received numerous development additions, providing even more information for parents and communities. The Dashboard can be accessed from any computer or mobile device at:

View the Parent Dashboard on MI School Data

Fast Facts on the Parent Dashboard

  • Includes more than 20 different factors or measures that parents find important to them
  • Comes from data that are already collect from schools
  • Can be viewed as a whole school, or dig in deeper to see performance for certain groups of students
  • Can inform decisions and encourage richer conversations about school progress
Parent Dashboard Screenshot

Parent Dashboard Communication Tools

The MDE has developed various communications tools to help schools, districts, and organizations discuss and share the dashboard with constituents, parents, and the community.

Parent Dashboard Flyer

Flyer for posting near public computers or distributing to families.

Parent Dashboard Flyer

Parent Dashboard Handout

A one-page overview of the Parent Dashboard intended to be used as a handout.

Parent Dashboard One Page Handout

Parent Dashboard Facts

Fast facts on the Parent Dashboard for parents, communities, and other stakeholders.

Parent Dashboard Facts

Customizable Templates

Messaging templates that can be used on school/district websites, newsletters, parent/member emails, social media posts and more!

Messaging Templates

A Microsoft Word template containing text and blurbs on the Parent Dashboard that can be re-used in school, district, and community outreach.

Download the Word Document of Messaging Templates

Presentation Template

A Microsoft PowerPoint presentation template on the Parent Dashboard that can be re-used to help you present information on your school to your parents, community, or other leaders.

Download the PowerPoint Presentation of Overview of Parent Dashboard

Parent Dashboard Logos

Graphics "badges" that can be posted to school or organization web pages linking directly to the Parent Dashboard; available in several formats: pdf, gif, and jpg.

How to Use Badges

Instructions on Parent Dashboard logo use.

How To Use Parent Dashboard Logos

GIF Logo

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) version of Parent Dashboard logo.

Parent Dashboard GIF Logo

JPG Logo

Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG) version of Parent Dashboard logo.

Parent Dashboard JPG Logo

PDF Logo

Portable Document File (PDF) version of Parent Dashboard logo.

Parent Dashboard PDF Logo

Help and Support

Questions? Contact Us!

For support with the Michigan Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, please email

Email Parent Dashboard Support