State Reporting

Michigan Student Data System (MSDS)

The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) worked together with different educational areas to develop the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS), a reporting system that measures a school district's success in meeting state and federal reporting requirements.

Data collected includes:

  • General collection information (demographics, FTE, behavior, etc.)
  • Direct certification (free and reduced status)
  • Early childhood
  • Teacher student data link
  • Maintenance submissions: UIC\SRM\Early Roster

Note: To see CEPI submission deadlines go to "News" page

Below please find documentation created by RESA to assist you with the MSDS reporting process, balancing process, and/or auditing process.

MSDS General Collection

MSDS Skyward General Collection Guide 2021-22
This is a guide created to help you prepare for count day, review where count data is held, where/how to input count data, the required reports needed for audit packets and general information.

Mass Add Special Programs
Skyward has added the ability to mass add special and local program information. This document will show you how to mass add your special and local programs.

Title 1 Data Entry
Skyward has updated the system effective the 2016-17 school year to change where the Title I data entry fields are located. This document gives instruction on where to go to input the Title I data.

MSDS RESA Custom Reports

MSDS RESA Custom Reports Defined

The MSDS General Collection can be a time consuming stressful time for the districts.  St. Clair County RESA currently uses Illuminate for Special Education.  Working with our districts we have created a MSDS Skyward Process – General Collection guide as well as a handful of custom reports.  These reports can be useful in helping troubleshooting issues, errors and the balancing of the submission data.

RESA Michigan Membership Report
The Skyward Michigan Membership Report is created from the fields in the Skyward application. The RESA Michigan Membership report creates its report from the data in the MSDS extract. This report is helpful to review the actual data being submitted to CEPI. It is also a great tool for finding the differences between the actual field data versus the extract data.

RESA Population 3 Custom Report
This RESA report is a great tool for reviewing your population 3 student at submission time.

Skyward Request UIC via MI Data Hub API



Teacher Student Data Link (TSDL) Documentation

TSDL General Collection
TSDL Migrant Collection
TSDL Report to Verify Online Courses
TSDL Quality Check
Assigning TOR and Mentor as Same Individual

Third Grade Retention Collection

Third Grade Retention Instructions

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Documentation

CRDC Checklist
CRDC Manual
CRDC Data Elements
CRDC and Skyward Test Scores