Data Analysis

Shiawassee County Schools have been very involved in using data as the basis for school improvement and student achievement decisions. In an effort to assure their decision making is based on the most up-to-date data, every district in Shiawassee County has a data warehouse that includes demographic, achievement, and process data. Districts can access their data warehouse through the universal link below. This is a password accessible site.

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Illuminate Report Guide

An Illuminate Report Guidebook has been created to assist users in finding, accessing, and using reports within the system.  This guide includes report titles, who has access, a brief description of each report, and a preview of what the report looks like. 

Illuminate Report Guide

MI School Data provides a wealth of data on Michigan's public school education system. MI School Data provides views of Michigan education data to help users make informed educational decisions.

MI School Data

The Secure Site is a web based application used for managing Michigan state assessments.  It is available to authorized district and school staff that require it as a part of their role in state assessments.  The primary functions of the Secure Site are:

  • Pre-identificatiion of Students for both paper/pencil and online assessments
  • Ordering paper and pencil tests including accommodate versions of the assessments
  • Incident Reporting
  • Review of Accountable Students and Test Verification
    • Accountable Students Enrolled and Demographics
    • Answer Documents Received and Not Tested
  • Retrieval of data score files and score reports

Michigan Department of Education Secure Site Logo

Additional Training Materials

Secure Site Training

The Office of Education Improvement and Innovation (OEII) and the Office of Education Assessment and Accountability (OEAA) of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), in collaboration with Cognia, provide unified online resources designed to:

  • assist Michigan schools and districts with their school improvement and accreditation efforts
  • avoid duplication of effort for schools and districts to meet their school improvement and accreditation requirements

MDE Continuous Improvement Website

Over the past several years the Michigan Department of Education has attempted to bring together the various federal and state requirements for school improvement into one place so schools can speak with a common vision and a common language.  The result of these efforts is One Voice - One Plan.  It is the intent of the Department that school improvement is a continuous process, not a one-time event.  The School Improvement Plan is intended to be the vehicle that drives the continuous improvement process.

This process cycle provides the foundation to address school improvement and promote student achievement through a comprehensive and systemic approach consisting of the following main tasks:

  1. Gather - Collect Data and Build School Profile
  2. Study - Analyze Data, Set Goals and Objectives
  3. Plan - Develop an Improvement Plan
  4. Do - Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate this Plan

Online training modules for each of the main tasks have been developed and are available at Michigan Virtual.

These training materials and resources were developed in collaboration with Michigan Department of Education, AdvancED Michigan, and Intermediate School Districts/Regional Educational Service Agencies.  Their time and support is deeply appreciated.

Shiawassee RESD provides on-going professional development facilitated by RESD MTSS staff to assist building teams in problem solving training sessions (3 full days) Demographic, Perception, and Achievement (Process data addressed at each session for teams to analyze their data and work on school data profile, Program Evaluations, and District/School Improvement Plans.

School Improvement Data Resources

The new Data Day Resource site has resources for each of the three different data review days and the general resources that span all three days.

We would encourage you to bookmark this site in order to refer back to it in the future to access the posted resources.

A hero doesn’t necessarily have to wear a cape and tights, maybe a hero speaks up for what’s right. Maybe that hero could be you. If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools. Protect yourself and others by using OK2SAY. Because if you won’t, who will?

Confidential Reporting Link