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MARCH 2020
Fall 2020 Michigan Department of Education Continuous Improvement Conference

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will host the Fall 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference at the Lansing Center on October 19-20. Keynote speaker Dr. Seena Skelton, Director of the Great Lakes Equity Center, will address the conference theme, “Equity for Continuous Improvement: Opportunities, Environments, and Supports.” Dr. Skelton has more than 15 years of experience working in the areas of systems change, school improvement, and educational equity, including with the Michigan Department of Education.

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of breakout sessions on the integration of equity and continuous improvement. The conference will also include a demonstration of the Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Platform. For more information on the conference, visit this website.

ASSIST Reporting Update

School and district reporting tasks are now assigned in ASSIST™. Heads of Institutions received a memorandum from the MDE outlining the reporting expectations and requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the ASSIST reporting platform, please refer to the School Improvement Support Unit article listed below. 

School Improvement Support Unit

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

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