Michigan's ESSA State Plan

Michigan’s ESSA draft plan was open for public comment February 14 through March 16, 2017. MDE staff is now reviewing all comments and making revisions to the final plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. MDE intends to submit the final plan for USED review by April 3, 2017.

About Michigan’s ESSA State Plan

Michigan’s ESSA Plan aligns to the goals and strategies to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in the next 10 years. The plan is organized around four core components






Stakeholder Engagement

  • When creating the plan, Michigan consulted regularly with diverse groups of stakeholders via workgroups, online surveys, and targeted focus groups. In addition, MDE staff partnered with intermediate school districts across the state to host Feedback Forums where educators, parents, and community members provided feedback on selected recommended elements of Michigan’s plan.