We have been using a great new resource at our MICIP Open Forums - the Roadmap to MICIP for District Teams, created by thee Northern Michigan Learning Consortium. The MICIP Team has also created a training site. More information on the Training Site can be found on the Getting Started with MICIP page and on the November Update below.
We had a great start to our MICIP Biweekly Open Forums - 3 down and 3 to go! The purpose of the forum is to get in and explore the MICIP system. I work through a specific area of MICIP at each session. Participants are welcome to watch and engage in conversation, or get into the training site and try it for themselves. Full video archives and other information is available here.No registration necessary, just join the Zoom at the appointed time (same Zoom link for the whole series). Remaining Dates and Times:
Please see the AER Page on this website for most up-to-date information.
There was some talk over the years about MICIP meeting all the federal requirements for Title I Plans, but this was not able to be accomplished at this time. MDE OES has released information on documents that must be maintained by all Title I schools. These look similar to the diagnostics that used to be in Assist, but are significantly shorter and have fewer narratives to complete.
MICIP Training Site is now OPEN
The MICIP Team has created a training site and training manual for schools, districts, and ISDs to use. The purpose of the training site is to get in and try out the various features and tools in MICIP so that we're prepared to use the system when it goes live in January. I recommend reaching out to your ISD and/or participating in other trainings on MICIP to fully understand the mindset and process behind MICIP. Two such opportunities are highlighted below.Here is some important information from the MICIP Team:
31a and Count Period: Important Reminder
As a reminder, 31a funding is based off of the district Free and Reduced Price lunch count. It is important for districts to be correctly documenting this in the SIS and reporting to MSDS during the count period. Many districts are providing free meals to all students right now, but please make sure your district continues to identify students for F/R lunch or you will see a substantial reduction in your 31a allocation next year.A second note on 31a. The identification criteria appear to be the same this year. Count period is a great time to get your kids identified. What about state testing data? Per MDE OES, it is permissible to use the most current testing data for identification, which is the 2018/2019 state assessment.