(August 30, 2016) MI School Data is pleased to announce that we have some exciting new changes coming for the reporting of the 2015-16 school year student assessments. We have been working collaboratively with the Michigan Department of Education, Division of Accountability Services to enhance our student assessment reporting and are releasing the 2015-16 school year data for SAT, M-STEP, and MI-Access today.
Within the Student Assessment section of MI School Data, we have aligned our assessments under three categories: Grades 3-8, High School and College Readiness. Within the Grades 3-8 Assessment tab, we now have assessments by year including M-STEP, MI-Access and historical MEAP. The High School Assessment tab now has M-STEP, MI-Access and historical MME. The new tab of College Readiness now contains SAT and historical ACT.
The 2015-16 M-STEP report provides three views of data including performance level, mean scaled score and proficiency. MI-Access reporting is available at the performance level. The data charts within each report now allow for data to be sorted, alphabetized, turned on and off, and hidden from view. Each report also has a comparison view, which allows the user to compare two self- chosen locations or a system generated comparison based upon designated similar characteristics.
M-STEP Claims/subscore level reporting is available for secure users at the performance and mean scaled score levels.
The new College Readiness report provides the performance level and mean scaled score for the SAT at the statewide, district and school level. A year snapshot view of data is available as well as a trend view from historical ACT data to 2015-16 SAT and by entity breakdown. The subjects available for the SAT are Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics. An all subjects and total score view are also available.
At the performance level, the College Readiness report allows the user to sort data alphabetically and to select and deselect data. The mean scaled score view allows the user to see the benchmark score for Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics as well as the option to view the chart with or without the benchmark line. Historical ACT data is still available for school years 2006-07 to 2014-15 and has the same functionality as the SAT report.
In addition to these changes to assessment reporting, we will also be updating the Top 30/Bottom 30, Achievement Gap and Data Tools for School Improvement Reports with 2015-16 assessment data. Be sure to check out our Report Calendar for expected release dates.