Data Overview

The financial data files contain data commonly reported for MI school districts including expenditure, revenue, and balance data. Data are sourced from the State of Michigan’s Financial Information Database (FID) and cover 2003-2004 to present.

The K-12 staffing data contain individual-level records on education personnel (teachers and other non-teacher employees). Coverage is EOY 2012 - Fall 2016. Available data reflect information about staffing demographics, assignments, and endorsements/credentials. Personnel from both private and public schools are included in this dataset. It is optional for private schools to participate in the data collection and therefore the data for this type of school is incomplete. The datasets cover both part-time as well as full-time staff from all schools in MI. The data also includes information on those who end their employment with the school system during the year.

The K-12 student data contain commonly requested longitudinal student-level educational data from the K-12 environment. Available datasets reflect information about K-12 graduation, enrollment, demographics, program participation, discipline, and course-taking. Only public school students are included in the data sets. Students attending non-public schools and students using a non-public residency code at a public school (i.e., home school and private school students) are excluded.

The K-12 assessment data files contain student-level assessment data from the K-12 environment. Available datasets reflect information about the standard assessments which are (typically) required to be taken by Michigan students to capture the performance of the K-12 educational system. The current standard assessment is the M-STEP, which was predated by the MEAP and MME.
* Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP)
* Michigan Merit Exam (MME)
* Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

The postsecondary data files contain commonly requested longitudinal student-level data from the postsecondary educational environment. Available datasets reflect information about postsecondary student demographics, enrollments, programs, courses, cumulative progress, and degrees/certifications (referred to as awards).
The primary data sources for the postsecondary researcher data are the Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository (STARR) and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). The former is collection of student data from all Michigan public institutions and some independent institutions. The latter is a national database of postsecondary student information from most colleges nationwide.

A dataset on early childhood education is under construction. Please check back!

The K-12 Schools data contain school- and district-level variables that describe characteristics of Michigan public schools and some private schools, such as the physical location of the school, number of students in each grade, demographics, and urbanicity. The primary source is the State of Michigan’s Michigan Educational Entity Master (EEM).