Statewide System of Support

Academic achievement and high graduation rates are two of the cornerstones of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has identified Continuous Support and Improvement (CSI) Schools, those schools in the bottom 5% of all schools in the state and/or those that fail to achieve a graduation rate of 67% or higher. The districts with CSI Schools receive support services from the MDE through its partner Intermediate School Districts and Education Service Agencies to build capacity in order to increase student achievement and/or graduation rates.