Michigan Department of Education


The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), in collaboration with AdvancED, provides unified online resources designed to:

  • comply with federal requirements for having a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
  • 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

The Model of Process Cycle for School Improvement provides the foundation to address school improvement and promote student achievement through a comprehensive and systemic approach consisting of the following main tasks:

  1. gathering data
  2. analyzing/studying the data within the context of the School Improvement Framework
  3. developing a School Improvement Plan
  4. implementing, monitoring and evaluating this plan