Michigan Integrated Continuous
Improvement Process (MICIP)
So what is MICIP and how does it help to improve student outcomes? At its core, MICIP is a pathway for districts to improve student outcomes by assessing whole child needs to develop plans and coordinate funds. Needs, Plans and Funds are at the core of MICIP.
In the State of Michigan, we have a great sense of urgency. We know that we are not currently getting the results that we need to achieve and we need to do better.
The MICIP is being built from the ground up with the following design features:
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The following presentations and slide-decks are located on the MDE MICIP Homepage:
A continuous improvement process is systematic and aligned. Engaging in this process encourages assessment of needs, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Comprehensive strategic planning informs district systems to support school level implementation. Benefits of a continuous improvement process include:
The process begins with assessing your needs which should inform a continuous improvement plan that articulates the vital behaviors of implementation for staff to support and monitor throughout the year. Towards the end of the year, strategies should be evaluated for fidelity and the impact on the whole child. These stages overlap each other and tend to be more complex and less linear in nature.