New web-based platform helps schools improve
January 06, 2020
This school year the Michigan Department of Education has incrementally introduced the Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP), a methodology designed to improve student outcomes. According to the MICIP overview, this new pathway will assess whole-child needs so school districts can develop plans and coordinate funds to best meet the needs of their students.
MICIP aims to change how we talk about improvement, pushing collective thinking to see it as a continuous process. Once there, districts can better hone their observation, evaluation and intervention tactics with the assistance of MICIP's online platform.
The MDE is already training school leaders on the specifics of MICIP. By June 2020, districts will be able to submit plans for using MICIP in the 2020-2021 school year. While the primary audience is continuous improvement team members, the MDE notes that anyone involved in or responsible for continuous improvement could benefit from understanding MICIP.
For more information and updates, please continue to visit the MICIP home page.