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Michigan's Top 10 Strategic Education Plan


Support learning and learners


Every learner in Michigan's public schools will have an inspiring, engaging, and caring learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinkers who believe in their ability to positively influence Michigan and the world beyond.


  • All students have access to high-quality instruction regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, economic status, native language, or physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities to close the student achievement and opportunity gaps that currently exist.
  • All educators are encouraged to be creative and innovative. All educators are adequately compensated and respected for their professionalism, and have the resources, support, and training needed to educate students.
  • All students are encouraged to express their creativity, have voice in their own learning, feel connected to their schools, and have authentic, meaningful relationships with educators.
  • All students are provided every opportunity to achieve the broadest range of life dreams.
  • Families and communities are essential partners of teachers, support staff, and administrators in the education of students.
  • In support of students and their achievement, the Michigan Department of Education is coordinated, aligned, and properly resourced, and collaborates with school districts and a wide range of partners and stakeholders.


  1. Expand early childhood learning opportunities
  2. Improve early literacy achievement
  3. Improve the health, safety, and wellness of all learners
  4. Expand secondary learning opportunities for all students
  5. Increase the percentage of all students who graduate from high school
  6. Increase the percentage of adults with a post-secondary credential
  7. Increase the numbers of certified teachers in areas of shortage
  8. Provide adequate and equitable school funding


Metrics are a critical component to MI Top 10 SEP.  Each goal of the plan has corresponding metrics that are reviewed and reported on annually. These metrics help tell important information about how the state is doing in obtaining the identified goals and provides a basis for areas of improvement. Where available, metrics are reported for all students and all groups of students (gender, race/ethnicity, students with disabilities/students without disabilities, economically disadvantaged/non-economically disadvantaged, English learners/non-English learners).

Goal 1 Metrics

Goal 2 Metrics

Goal 3 Metrics

Goal 4 Metrics

Goal 5 Metrics

Goal 6 Metrics

Goal 7 Metrics

Goal 8 Metrics