Adapted from Ingham ISD

All Michigan public schools must engage in a continuous improvement process and develop a 3-to-5 year improvement plan. School improvement plans must be submitted to the district by September 1. School improvement plans shall include at minimum: 

  • Goals centered on student academic learning
  • Strategies and activities to accomplish the goals
  • Evaluation and assessment processes to determine the plan's effectiveness in improving academic learning (multiple assessments of student achievement, skills and competencies)
  • Methods for effective use of technology (improve learning and integration of evolving technology in the curriculum)
  • Ways to make available (as appropriate) opportunities for structured on-the-job learning (apprenticeships, internships, combined with classroom instruction)

Federal law requires that all schools in districts receiving Title I funds, regardless of whether each individual school actually receive funds, base school improvement plans on a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA).

THE SCHOOL BUILDING CNA PROCESS CONSISTS OF 3 STEPS

  1. Complete the School Data Profile and analyze/summarize the information in the profile
  2. Complete the School Process Rubrics (SPR 90) and analyze/summarize the Process data. Each school in a district receiving Title I funds is assigned a school year in which they conduct the SPR (90). This is done once every five years. In intervening years, schools complete the School Process Rubrics (40) (SPR 40)
  3. Complete the Summary Report (Manage Goals) from the school and process data findings

Both the SPR (90) and the School Process Rubrics (40) are completed online at: AdvancEd. The primary person responsible for school improvement and/or accreditation activities at each building is given an access code to enter this information.

For help, contact MDE and NCA CASI Online Technical Support: 866.773.1128 or mde-helpdesk@advanc-ed.org.

Update new building administrator information online in the Education Entity Master (EEM)

SCHOOL BUILDING REPORT WINDOWS FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR:

REPORTREPORTING WINDOW
School Data Profile and Analysis (SPD/A)February 2013 to April 1, 2013
School Process Rubrics (40 or 90) ORTo Be Announced
AdvancED Michigan Self Assessment or
ASSIST Self Assessment

October 2012 to April 1, 2013
(or 4 weeks prior to External Review)

School Improvement PlanFebruary 2013 to September 1, 2013


Annotated Bibliography