Michigan Department of Education

6:12 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Michigan Schools Unprepared For Online Testing Can Get Waivers

Michigan schools will be expected to conduct standardized tests online for the first time next spring.
School administrators will have to act quickly if they know their buildings won't be ready for the new wave of testing in Michigan. State standardized exams next spring will be given online for the first time in Michigan. And the goal of the Michigan Department of Education is to move as many schools as possible to online testing.
7:27 am
Fri September 12, 2014

State Superintendent Says 48 School Districts Face Deficit

Proposed legislation would create "early warning" system for school districts
LANSING, MI - Forty-eight school districts and public school academies in Michigan ended the 2013 Fiscal Year with a deficit, according to the Michigan Department of Education. That number was 52, but two districts were dissolved, one consolidated with another district and one charter academy was closed by its authorizer.
11:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

State Invalidates MEAP Test Scores at Coloma Elementary

The State Department of Education will have monitors at the school for the next round of MEAP testing in the spring of 2015
COLOMA - During state testing last fall, Coloma Elementary School students were allowed to go back and fill out answers to questions they had left blank - after they took the tests, state officials said Wednesday.
12:10 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

School safety records unclear and unreliable in Michigan

Michigan Department of Education has pulled records from website until reporting is improved
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
Either the kids of Caro High School have a drinking problem, or the adults have a data problem. According to Michigan's official school safety data, the school of about 600 students in Michigan's thumb recorded 4,815 cases of alcohol possession in the 2011-12 school year.
3:44 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Color-coded school ratings paint Michigan yellow

The color code has five colors: green is the best while red is the worst. The majority of schools are falling into yellow which, according to officials at the Michigan Department of Education, means those schools need to be cautious. One of the only schools in Southwest Michigan to receive a ‘green’ was Greenwood Elementary in Kalamazoo.
A new accountability system being launched today for Michigan schools shows many have a long way to go to meet ambitious goals set by the state - with most schools and districts earning a mark that indicates they're in need of improvement. Few schools earned the best rating.