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Michigan2020-10-15T19:03:56+00:00

MICHIGAN

Michigan published FY19 school-level expenditures on their report card, “MI School Data.” You can find the “School-Level Expenditure Report” by clicking on the “K-12th Grade” tab on the main page. Then, select “Financial Reports,” and “School-Level Expenditure Report.” This report provides ESSA-compliant school-by-school spending data for all schools in the state. You can filter by district or school and view comparisons. Michigan also includes a Financial Transparency dashboard and reports expenditures as well as revenue data. The data in those tabs meet state requirements. Explore Michigan’s spending data below or jump over to the state report card HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

The Michigan Report Card provides the ability to view spending for all schools in a district and the district average. Once you’re in the “School Level Expenditure Report” page click on “Comparison Options” then “District Compare.” Select the school year and then select the district(s) you wish to view. This is an example of what the display could look like:A graph depicting the spending for all schools in a Michigan district

While Michigan compares school spending to the district average, Michigan does not report a statewide average per-pupil expenditure. To determine the state average, download the “All School-Level Expenditure Data” file which includes school spending information for all schools in Michigan. Then use this information to calculate the state average.

The Michigan report card does not have an online feature to compare spending with demographics. You can view individual school report cards to gather comparison details on spending per student.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report card. Demographic information is found in the “Student Count” section of the “K-12th Grade” tab of the report card. To gather school spending data, click on “K-12th Grade,” then “Financial Reports,” and “School-Level Expenditure Report.”

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Michigan does not have an online feature to compare spending with demographics for different schools. Download the “All School-Level Expenditure Data” file from the “School-Level Expenditure Report” page to identify schools that have similar spending. Then, go to the “Student Count” section to compare demographics.

The Michigan report card does not have an online feature to compare spending with demographics, or outcomes. You can view individual school report cards to gather comparison details.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report card. Demographic information is found in the “Student Count” section of the “K-12th Grade” tab on the report card. Accountability and outcomes data are located in the “Student Assessment” tab. To gather school spending data, click on “K-12th Grade,” then “Financial Reports,” and “School-Level Expenditure Report.” Use the filter settings to select your comparison schools to see their spending data.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

The Michigan report card does not have an online feature to compare spending with demographics or outcomes for different schools. Download the “All School-Level Expenditure Data” file from the “School-Level Expenditure Report” page to identify schools that have similar spending. Then, visit the “Student Count” section of the “K-12th Grade” tab on the report card to gather demographic data and the “Student Assessment” tab to gather accountability and outcomes data.

Michigan does not break down spending by services on their school report card.

Michigan does not break down spending by services on their school report card.

MORE ABOUT MICHIGAN

The “School-Level Expenditure Report” also includes a map feature which allows you to view school spending by geographic area. Use the drop down feature to select the schools you wish to compare and hover over their circle to view their total per-pupil spending. The size of the circle is in proportion to how much each school spends.