In August, the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), launched a new education information website called MI School Data. The site has received positive and favorable review from users, and now the site is even better with the addition of new information available as of today.[private]
The new information includes high school graduation rates, non-resident enrollment data, college readiness indicators, ACT results, principal effectiveness measures and postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates for public high schools.
“The positive feedback we’ve received about the site has been very gratifying,” said Thomas Howell, Director of CEPI, an office within the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. “A lot of hard-working people put significant effort into making this a useful tool for obtaining important education information, and I’m pleased to announce this next wave of added information.”
As the home to all state-level education data covering preschool through postsecondary education, MI School Data already provided state assessment results, the Annual Education Report which contains Adequate Yearly Progress, student counts, School Report Cards, and various measurements at school and district levels stemming from the Michigan Education Dashboard. The site was developed in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and intermediate school districts.
“Data is a critical element to the improvement of our schools and now the site has taken another step forward in providing important information,” said Joseph Martineau, Executive Director of MDE’s Bureau of Assessment and Accountability. “We too have received positive feedback on the site and its success in meeting the goal of providing comprehensive information on local schools and the effort to educate students.”
The Macomb Intermediate School District, Calhoun Intermediate School District, and Shiawassee Regional Education Service District were key partners in developing the site. Various early childhood and postsecondary groups assisted in making MI School Data a success. The site includes several of the data elements necessary to meet the education dashboard best practices that schools must make publicly available to qualify for incentive funding under the State School Aid Act.
“We will continue to improve the site and make it as useful as possible for those interested in education information,” concluded Howell. Data will continue to be added to the site as Michigan’s Longitudinal Data System matures. “The people of Michigan need a transparent and easy way to access this type of information, and I’m proud to say we are meeting that need.”