Michigan



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Michigan state board of education consists of eight members each serving an eight-year term. Board members are elected by a partisan ballot.

The state board has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Appoints Chief State School Officer
  • Oversees Authorization of Charter Schools
  • Community Colleges

Governor

Rick Snyder (R)

Chief State School Officer

Brian Whiston

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 47.0%

English Language Learners: 4.7%

Served by IDEA: 12.9%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools:

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1993

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 307

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 138,949

Charter School Cap Law: Generally free of caps.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Michigan intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. Learn more about Michigan’s ESSA approach.