Parents and caregivers of children from preschool through Grade 12 are invited to provide feedback on Michigan’s online “school transparency dashboard,” the Michigan Department of Education announced. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented; the usefulness of certain features; and viewers’ unique interests. 

MDE will use survey feedback to help shape the current and future versions of the dashboard so that it is helpful to parents in every community. The survey can be completed on any computer, tablet, or mobile device. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and all answers will be confidential. The survey will remain open until Nov. 15, 2017.

The Transparency Dashboard is expected to be made available to the public by early 2018 and will replace MDE's former school report card.