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November 2018

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Improvement Support Unit provides technical assistance and support to 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.

Please take a moment to check your institution’s demographics in ASSIST. If you need to update the head of institution or primary contact demographic information in ASSIST, please contact our office.

Any changes to the name of the school, institution or head of institution need to be updated in the Educational Entity Master (EEM) prior to being changed in our system. The EEM is a repository containing numbers and basic contact information regarding all educational systems in the state of Michigan. Once the name change is reflected at the state level, you can submit a name change request for us to update our database.

Fall Conferences Information

The Michigan Department of Education Fall 2018 School Improvement ConferenceContinuously Improving to Support Learning and Learners, is scheduled for November 19 – 20 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. 

During the first day of the conference, featured topics include:

  • Continuous Improvement Theory of Change
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Systems
  • Consolidated Application 

The second day of the conference includes two half-day sessions.

Session 1

An essential component of high-quality differentiated instruction is understanding the needs of each student. Using formative assessment as part of a balanced assessment system is one of the keys to that understanding. This understanding is critical for all students, especially disadvantaged students. Keynote Speaker LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. continues this theme from previous years as she addresses how formative assessment can change a classroom, grade level, or an entire school and district!  

Session 2 

What are the components of a high-quality system? What is meant by systemic thinking? What is necessary to move from isolated thinking to systemic thinking? Participants will dig deeper into this topic in a facilitated session featuring testimonials from schools and districts who are successfully implementing systemic thinking.

Click here for conference details and registration.

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