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Early Roster Collection (Optional): Now – mid-September 2016

All districts may report projected enrollment and assessment information for students until mid-September 2016. These data are used for Direct Certification and preidentification of students for fall assessments. 

Fall General Collection:

   Count day: October 5, 2016

   File to CEPI: November 6, 2016

   Certified by: November 16, 2016 


Spring General Collection:

   Count day: February 8, 2017

   File to CEPI: March 15, 2017

   Certified by: March 22, 2017 


End of Year General Collection:

   Count day: Last day students are present

   Certified by: June 30, 2017  


Early Childhood (EC) Fall Collection:

Report data for all children served from the beginning of the program year through October 31, 2016. Certification deadline November 16, 2016


Early Childhood (EC) Spring Collection:

Report data for all children served from November 1, 2016 through February 8, 2017. Certification deadline February 15, 2017


Early Childhood (EC) End of Program Collection: 

Report data for all children served from February 9, 2017 through August 9, 2017. Certification deadline August 16, 2017 

Student Record Maintenance (SRM):

The 2015-2016 SRM Collection is open until June 30, 2016. The collection will reopen from July 20 thru September 14, 2016 for the Graduation Rate Appeals window.


The 2016-2017 SRM Collection will tentatively open on September 23, 2016. This collection may be used to submit updates to student demographic data for assessment rosters. MSDS is the source for determination of subgroups and demographic data for all Michigan Department of Education (MDE) assessments.


SRM Important Dates:

July 20 through September 14, 2016:

District Graduation Rate Appeals window.  Ensure that you have reported all of your end-of-summer graduates in the SRM if they were not reported in the EOY 2016 General Collection. In order for students to be considered “on-time graduates,” the “As Of Date” and “District Exit Date” for the student records must be on or before August 31, 2016. Data must be certified no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 14, 2016.

Late-April 2017 (exact date TBD):  Deadline to submit changes to student demographics for Spring 2017 MDE assessments. 


Direct Certification Refresh:

September 23, 2016 

October 7, 2016

October 21, 2016 

December 9, 2016

January 6, 2017 

February 10, 2017

March 10, 2017

April 7, 2017

May 5, 2017 



The new RESA User Group-Skyward (RUGS) will be meeting on:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m., RESA Board Room
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - RESA West Conference Room
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., RESA West Conference Room
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., RESA West Conference Room