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State Unveils New Parent Dashboard

Parents now have their own online dashboard that shows the performance of all K-12 public schools in Michigan and represents a new, improved level of transparency, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced January 9, 2018.

The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, available at, is a combined effort of MDE and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) – based on significant parent feedback on its planning, content, and design.

This Parent Dashboard is an integral component of the state’s Strategic Plan to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years. It builds on the Strategic Partnership with Parents, Families, and Community Services that encourages and promotes meaningful, authentic engagement with parents and families.

This roll-out marks the first of three phases for the dashboard.

Phase One dashboard indicators or measures, now available, include:

• State assessment performance

• State assessment progress

• Graduation rate

• Advanced coursework (e.g. Advanced Placement, early middle college, International Baccalaureate (IB), dual enrollment, career/technical education postsecondary enrollment)

• On-track attendance

• English Learner progress

• Assessment participation


Additional Data

  • School

     o Student/staff ratio

     o Student support staff

     o Student transfers

  • Student

     o Transfers in and out

     o Expulsion rate

     o Dropout rate

     o Attendance rate

     o Graduation rate

     o Dropout rate

     o Postsecondary

          - Enrollment

          - Persistence

          - Completion