(LANSING STATE JOURNAL/WZZM) - The Michigan Department of Education released a new system for holding schools accountable today. The Michigan School Accountability Scorecards assigns one of five colors to a school or district based on it's ability to meet or make improvement against individualized district and school goals.
The scorecard colors range from green (best), lime green, yellow, orange and red (worst), with green meaning most of the goals were met and red meaning few were met.
The statewide top to bottom ranking gives the percentage of schools in the state that had lower achievement/improvement. For example, a percentile rank of 90 means that 90% of schools statewide scored below this school's result. This is the fourth year the state has created statewide rankings. The methodology has changed somewhat and results may not be comparable to prior year rankings.
Grand Rapids Public Schools made significant improvements from past year's and we'll have comments from the superintendent on WZZM 13 News at 6:00pm.
Click here to check your school's ranking: https://www.mischooldata.org/
Lansing State Journal