State and Federal Regulations

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) -- the main federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. NCLB was signed into law on January 8th, 2002. NCLB is built on four principles: accountability for results, more choices for parents, greater local control and flexibility, and an emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research. No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

Education Yes!

EducationYes! is Michigan's system of school accreditation. The system includes components for student achievement, measuring both status and change, and a measurement of Indicators of School Performance. EducationYes!

School Improvement

Visit the Michigan Department of Education's School Improvement website.
PDF DocumentSchool Improvement Framework


The Office of School Improvement (OSI) and the Office of Education Assessment and Accountability (OEAA) of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), in collaboration with AdvancED, provide unified online resources designed to:

  • assist Michigan schools and districts with their school improvement and accreditation efforts
  • avoid duplication of effort for schools and districts to meet their school improvement and accreditation requirements