The Accountability Scorecard report shows federally required school and district accountability ratings under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Michigan received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education in 2012 that allowed for the development of a new reporting system for school performance. You can find more information about accountability scorecards on the MDE website .
The data are important because they represent the official determination of school status.Up to five components make up a School or District Accountability Scorecard:
- Student participation on state assessments;
- Student proficiency on state assessments;
- Student graduation OR attendance rates;
- Educator effectiveness label reporting and teacher/student data link reporting rates; and
- School Improvement Plan reporting and school diagnostic reporting.
Scorecards use a color coding system. In order of highest color to lowest, they are: Green, Lime, Yellow, Orange, and Red. Colors are based on meeting targets in the different Scorecard components. Missing targets in some components will automatically lower the overall Scorecard color even if the school or district is meeting all other targets.
A three color coding scheme is used for proficiency, attendance, and graduation. Green represents meeting a specific target, yellow represents meeting an improvement target, and red represents not meeting the target nor improvement target.
A two color coding scheme is used for educator evaluations, compliance factors, and participation. Green represents meeting the component requirements, and red represents not meeting the component requirements.