(Aug 15, 2013) Those who’ve been around awhile remember the “old way” of complying with state and federal requirements that schools share certain information with citizens in their districts. Each year, our nearly 850 districts and 3,000 schools would have to collect a complicated set of data from various sources, create communications compliant with the rules, format for online and paper delivery, and provide to community stakeholders.
Now, however, MI School Data packages the data, cover letters, and guidelines in one convenient place, greatly easing the burden on schools. After downloading their information, the report is ready to post online or on paper after only few simple modifications. And citizens need only go to a school or district website to see how their schools and the state are doing on teacher quality, student assessments, and whether they’re achieving adequate yearly progress.