School Improvement

The Michigan Department of Education approved the School Improvement Framework(SIF) to guide schools in developing effective school improvement efforts. The five strands of the SIF are identified below, along with links to MDE resources for each.


MDE resources to support school improvement

Additional Resources for School Improvement






Partnership with AdvancEd

The Office of School Improvement and the Office of Education Assessment and Accountability of the Michigan Department of Education, in collaboration with AdvancED, provide unified online resources designed to:

  • Assist Michigan schools and districts with their school improvement and accreditation efforts.
  • Avoid duplication of effort for schools and districts to meet their school improvement and accreditation requirements.

Local district support for school improvement

St. Clair County RESA staff will assist local districts in developing effective school improvement plans focused on student learning. Contact Brenda Tenniswood, RESA Director of Education Services, at (810) 455-4002.

Supporting school improvement with data

Local districts in St. Clair County are implementing Illuminate DnA for use in the 2017-18 school year. 

Michigan Department of Education, School Data Warehouse,

Data4SS (Data 4 Student Success) is and online data tool designed to support data-driven decision making in Michigan's schools. The project also provides quality professional development tools that support school improvement activities.