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December 2017

Did You Know?

  • New Head of Institution staff will need to make the demographic changes under the Profile tab in ASSIST™. ASSIST users may make demographic changes by using Update Demographics on the Profile tab. Users will need to request the personnel changes via email. Please provide the name of the institution, the new Head of Institution, and/or the Primary Contact, and make it a High Priority request. Be sure to include the email address of new personnel. Please be aware that the requested demographic changes may take a few days to be processed.
  • To achieve our goal of becoming a top 10 education state within the next 10 years, the existing structure and system of education must be challenged and reshaped. Michigan must establish an educational system that grants indelible rights for all stakeholders to succeed – a system focused on what is best for children and their learning. This is a framework of the strategic goals necessary to move Michigan forward.

Strategic Goals

  1. Provide every child access to an aligned, high-quality P-20 system, from early childhood to postsecondary attainment, to maximize lifetime learning and success through a multi-stakeholder collaboration with business and industry, labor, and higher education.
  2. Implement, with strong district and building leadership, high-quality instruction in every classroom through a highly coherent, child-centered instructional model where students meet their self-determined academic and personal goals to their highest potential. 
  3. Develop, support, and sustain a high-quality, prepared, and collaborative education workforce. 
  4. Reduce the impact of high-risk factors, including poverty, and provide equitable resources to meet the needs of all students to ensure that they have access to quality educational opportunities. 
  5. Ensure that parents/guardians are engaged and supported partners in their child’s education. 
  6. Create a strong alignment and partnership with job providers, community colleges, and higher education to assure a prepared, high-quality future workforce, and informed and responsible citizens.
  7. Further develop an innovative and cohesive State Education Agency that supports an aligned, coherent education system at all levels (state, Independent School District, district, and school). 

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Improvement Support Unit provides technical assistance and support for ASSIST users. For detailed instructions on submitting reports, please see the Resources section of the AdvancED/MDE website. Note that there are tabs for Schools, Districts, Quick Guides and additional information. Please contact our office if you need further assistance.

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