School and District Improvement Reporting

Guidance on ASSIST

Please visit the AdvancED Michigan/MDE website for detailed assistance on navigation of the ASSIST platform. In addition to detailed guides and templates, there are quick guides for tasks such as copying a previous year's diagnostic and submitting a report.

Please see the School Reporting Matrix for useful information related to school-level reporting.

Guidance on Goals

  • Schools are encouraged to write 3-5 goals.
  • Schools are required to write a goal in any content area for which they do not meet the individual school and district proficiency targets. Title I schools must address any content area that is identified in the comprehensive needs assessment.
  • Academic goals are defined as those that address student achievement in content areas.
  • Goals are based on the individual school and district proficiency targets, not the statewide Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) used in prior years.
  • Schools may also create organizational goals. Organizational goals for schools are non-academic goals defined to address school system practices, processes, and procedures. They may focus on structures and initiatives that support the attainment of academic goals. Examples include, but are not limited to, goals that involve the following: culture/climate, student behavior/character education, parent/community involvement, and partnerships.

Intermediate School District (ISD) Reporting

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is providing the following guidance on the school improvement plan requirements for ISDs that operate schools.

  • The District Improvement Plan (DIP) is not required for ISDs.
  • Any school operated by the ISD that receives a school report card or has students participating in the state assessments must create and annually update the School Improvement Plan (SIP). The SIP is also required for any school that receives federal funds.