Michigan's ESSA State Plan

Michigan’s ESSA plan is drafted and open for public comment through March 16, 2017. 

Review the draft plan and all supporting documents through the links below.

Additional supporting documents:

Public Comment

Individuals and organizations are invited to review the plan and submit comments through the following channels:

  • Email comments to MDE-ESSA@michigan.gov
  • Mail comments to ESSA State Plan Comments, Michigan Department of Education, Office of the State Superintendent, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI  48909

All comments must arrive at MDE no later than close of business on March 16, 2017. We request that comments reflecting the official position of a group or organization be provided on organization letterhead, indicating specific areas of support or concern with various aspects of the plan.

MDE intends to submit the final plan to the U.S. Department of Education for review on 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.