Information About 2020-21 Annual Education Report

The AER is designed to meet annual report requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act for an annual report. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 AER (based on 2019-20 school year data) includes only a small subset of the information typically included in an AER. Data available have been limited by Michigan's approved federal waiver of spring 2020 statewide assessments.

For more information about the 2020-21 Annual Education Report, please refer to the following memo from the Michigan Department of Education.

For information regarding updates to the 2020-21 Annual Education Report, please refer to the following document:

Annual Education Report for the 2020-21 School Year

Teacher Qualifications
  • Identifies teacher qualifications to requirements. Here you can find how many teachers in a school, district or across the state possess specific qualifications.
Student Assessment - Waived for the 2020-21 AER
  • Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 4, 7 and 11, compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users understand achievement progress within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to the district, state and national achievement benchmarks.
Accountability - Waived for the 2020-21 AER except for Graduation Rates
  • Uses information from assessments, graduation and attendance rates, and school quality measures, to determine if the school is meeting accountability targets. Here you can identify how well your school is serving the overall academic needs of students. More information about school accountability is available on the MDE Accountability page.
  • NAEP administers a state level assessment in Mathematic and Reading every two years. The most current results are from 2019.
Sec. 1003 School Improvement Funds
  • Identifies schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement (CSI), targeted support and improvement (TSI) or additional targeted support (ATS) plans. Here you will find a list of all schools that received section 1003 school improvement funds, including the amount of funds each school received and the types of strategies implemented in each school with such funds. Under Section 1003 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, districts with schools identified for school improvement, corrective action and restructuring under Section 1116 of Title I, Part A may be awarded supplemental funds to support efforts and initiatives aimed at raising student academic achievement.

Instructions and Responsibilities

In order to fulfill the state’s requirements for an annual education report, the district and schools will need to add the following components: process for assigning pupils to the school, status of the 3-5 year school improvement plan, brief description of each specialized school, identify how to access copy of core curriculum implementation and variances from state’s model, aggregate student achievement results, parent-teacher conference data, and (for high schools only) number and percent of postsecondary enrollments (dual enrollment), number of college equivalent courses offered, number and percentage of students enrolled in college equivalent courses (AP/IB), and the number and percent of students receiving a score leading to college credit. For more information about the state requirements, please see:

AER Navigation and Running your AER Report
  • The combined AER report allows you to generate the combined report by choosing your location and going to the Download/Print button which will generate a pdf of the combined report.
Linking Reports to District and School Web Pages
  • The reports can be easily linked to a local school or district web page, can be printed and distributed with a cover letter to fulfill all annual education report requirements of ESSA.
Authorized Access for Cover Letters
  • The AER requires authorization for access to the template cover letters. If you do not have a username and password and would like to access the template cover letters, please contact your local ISD/RESA Curriculum or Technical Contact.

Other ESSA Related Resources

School-Level Expenditure Report: Breaks down expenditures of federal, state and local funds for districts - local educational agencies and public school academies (charter schools) - in the state for each fiscal year. This report publishes expenditures at the school level.

WIDA Proficiency: Provides information regarding the proficiency of English Learners, by count and percent, on the WIDA assessment. NOT UPDATED FOR 2020-21 AER.

Student Growth: Provides information regarding a student’s growth over time. NOT UPDATED FOR 2020-21 AER.

School Index: Provides information on school quality and student success metrics in the areas of on-track attendance, K-8 access to arts/physical education, K-8 access to librarian/media specialist, 11/12 advanced coursework, and postsecondary enrollment. NOT UPDATED FOR 2020-21 AER.

Postsecondary Enrollment: Shows the number of Michigan public high school graduates who enrolled in a college or university.

Graduation/Dropout Rate: Shows the public high school students, by count or percent, who graduated or dropped out of school.

WIDA Students Not Tested (downloadable file): Identifies the English Language students exempted from the first year of ELA assessment. NOT UPDATED FOR 2020-21 AER.

Civil Rights Data Collection (downloadable file): The U.S. Department of Education conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools. The CRDC collects a variety of information, including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, limited English proficiency, and disability.