Michigan School Grades Resources

On December 28, 2018, Public Act 601 of 2018 was signed into law creating a statewide accountability system for Michigan public schools based on the methods and components prescribed by the law. P.A. 601 also created a Peer Review Panel with 5 appointed members by the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Senate Majority Leader. The panel was charged with reviewing the MDE's implementation of the letter grades and rankings accountability system described in the law.

This site contains the links to resources for the letter grades and rankings system.

Please see MDE's statement on Michigan School Grades and Rankings.

 

Resource Topic

Resource Name

Resource Description

Overview Information

Michigan School Grades and Rankings Policy Brief

A one-page resource providing a quick overview on the Michigan School Grades and Rankings system.

Michigan School Grades Parent Guide

Provides a parent-friendly guide to school letter grades and rankings.

Michigan School Grades and Rankings School Administrator Guide

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

Michigan School Grades and Rankings Overview Presentation An overview presentation on the new school grades and rankings system used to rate schools. Initially presented at the Michigan School Testing Conference.
Michigan School Grades and Rankings Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Provides a list of frequently asked questions and answers covering everything about the Michigan School Grades and Rankings system from components to support identification.
Accessing Reports & Data
2018-19 School Grades Reports on MISchoolData Link to School Grades reports on www.MISchoolData.org. Until reports are made publicly available, authorized school users will need to login in order to view.
2018-19 School Grades Downloadable Data File Provides a summary file of School Grades report aggregate data from the 2018-19 school year.
Instructions for School Administrators to Access School Grades Reports and Downloading Accountability Student Datafiles on MI School Data Provides detailed instructions including screenshots on how to access, download, and filter accountability student datafiles on MISchoolData.org.
Technical Information Michigan School Grades and Rankings Cut Scores The threshold values that will be used to grade or rank the various components of the new, additional state school accountability system. These were partially approved by the State Board of Education in the fall of 2019.
Michigan School Grades and Rankings Technical Business Rules UPDATED for anticipated 2019-20 school year report release. Technical resource manual providing highly detailed instructions on how Michigan School Grades and Rankings outcome values were computed. 
Legislation and Peer Review Panel Public Act 601 of 2018, Section 380.1280g Link to enacted legislation in the Revised School Code.
A-F Peer Review Panel Report Report from the A-F Peer Review Panel submitted to the MDE and legislature on October 31, 2019 regarding P.A. 601 of 2018 and MDE's implementation of the law.

 

Below are past public presentations to the State Board of Education regarding the developement of the new letter grades and rankings system.

Resource

Description
May 14, 2019 Update on Accountability Systems Presentation to the State Board of Education on May 14, 2019.
September 10, 2019 Update on Accountability Systems Presentation to the State Board of Education on September 10, 2019.
October 8, 2019 Update on Accountability Systems Presentation to the State Board of Education on October 8, 2019.
November 11, 2019 Update on Accountability Systems Presentation to the State Board of Education on November 11, 2019.
December 10, 2019 Update on Accountability Systems Presentation to the State Board of Education on December 10, 2019.