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September/October Updates from the MDE

October 10, 2019

September/October Updates from the MDE

  • Reminder for Districts to Enter Michigan Kindergarten Entry Observation (MKEO) Data -- The Michigan Kindergarten Entry Observation (MKEO) is required by the State School Aid Act for districts in prosperity regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (everyone except the Upper Peninsula and Wayne/Oakland/Macomb Counties) for Fall 2019. The law requires the MKEO to be administered to incoming kindergarten students in every classroom (census or sampling options). There are no provisions for opting out of this requirement in statute. The MKEO window for data entry is open until November 1, 2019. Technical support is provided by Johns Hopkins and Washtenaw ISD. For support, please contact


  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is Seeking Michigan’s Top Youth Volunteers of the Year --  Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at and Students must complete the online application by November 5, 2019


  • Announcing a K-12 Summit on Computer Science -The MDE, along with partners the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), the MiSTEM Network, Michigan Virtual, the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMC), the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, Imagine Academy, and Michigan Minecraft Education Edition, is announcing the first ever K-12 Summit on Computer Science. The event will be held on October 25, 2019 at the TCF Center (formerly COBO Center) in Detroit, Michigan. The Summit will offer innovative learning opportunities to connect statewide work in the areas of computer science and technology. This will include the implementation of the new K-12 Computer Science Standards and the Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MiTECS).


  • Getting Ready for Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP) -- The Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP) is the pathway for districts to improve student outcomes by assessing whole child needs to develop plans and coordinate funding. MICIP will provide districts with a streamlined, integrated process and web-based platform that focuses on whole child needs for all children to succeed. Through the MICIP platform, districts will receive pre-populated data from MiSchoolData, the MiDataHub, and Michigan Department of Education, to reduce time on legal compliance issues, and to provide easily accessible tools and resources


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