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The Student Data System is a repository that contains information regarding students receiving education in the State of Michigan.

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MSDS Ready for 2016/2017 School Year Collections

The following MSDS collections for early childhood and K-12 data are available as of Monday, September 19:

If you have questions regarding any of those collections, click the hyperlinks above to go to each collection’s web page. For a comprehensive list of 2016-2017 school year revisions, click the “2016-17 School Year Revisions” link on the 2016-2017 MSDS Collections Details Manual web page (second bullet, below Table of Contents).

CEPI Master Calendar
Please Update EEM for the Current School Year
If there have been any changes in your district or school entities since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, please update the EEM prior to December 1, 2016. This includes closing entities from the 2015-16 school year and adding new entities for the 2016-17 school year. Incorrect EEM information may cause problems in data submissions, impact funding and grant allocations, and interfere with shipping and receipt of testing materials.
Please refer to the Updating EEM for the Current School Year memo for further information.
New District Code for Detroit Community Schools

Due to the recent legislative changes regarding Detroit Community Schools (formerly Detroit Public Schools), the Resident LEA code reported in the Personal Demographics component for students who live within the geographic boundaries of the former 82010 will need to have their records updated to show the new 82015 district code. Records that are not updated will receive errors when submitted to the MSDS.

Public Comment Opportunity

Michigan Department of Education

MEMO #082-16


Public Comment on the State Board of Education Draft Statement and Guidance for Prevention of Suspension and/or Expulsion of Children Birth through Age 8 in Early Education and Care Programs


The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requests public comment on the draft Statement and Guidance for Prevention of Suspension and/or Expulsion of Children Birth through Age 8 in Early Education and Care Programs which will be presented to the State Board of Education (SBE) at the November 15, 2016, SBE meeting.

MDE MEMO #082-16
Opportunity to Comment on Data Collection by US ED

US Department of Education has announced that the proposed EDFacts Information Collection package for SY 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 is now available for review and public comment.  Copies may be accessed at the following link:


Select “Open Docket Folder,” and scroll down to “Supporting Statements” and "Forms and Instructions" (for Appendices) posted on August 24, 2016.   The package is being revised in order to support ESEA, as recently amended by ESSA. SY 2016-17 revisions consist only of retired data groups and technical corrections. SY 2017-18 and 2018-19 revisions include the new and changed data requirements as well as retired data groups. Comments in response to this notice must be submitted electronically through The public comment period closes on October 24, 2016.


Districts are encouraged to review the proposed changes and submit comments for consideration.