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Department of School Improvement

Accreditation and Improvement Plans

AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).   AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research, and professional services.  AdvancED creates the world's largest education community, representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.  NCA CASI and SACS CASI schools share a unified, clear and powerful accreditation process designed to help schools continuously improve.

District School Improvement Plan

Green Acres
Pearl Lean
Willow Woods
Middle Schools:
High School:
Paul Cousino
Sterling Heights
Warren Mott
Career Preparation Center
Community High School

Assessment Calendar

IOWA Assessments™

District School Improvement Team (DSIT) Meeting Dates:


Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)
The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) will replace the MEAP in the spring of 2015.  The M-STEP includes the summative assessments designed by the MDE to effectively measure student growth for today’s students.  English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3 - 8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8.  The M-STEP also includes the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) in 11th grade which consists of the ACT Plus Writing, WorkKeys, and M-STEP summative in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  The ELA and mathematics tests are comprised of Smarter Balanced content plus Michigan developed field-test items that will include a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT), a Classroom Activity, and a Performance Task.  The science and social studies tests are comprised of Michigan developed online, fixed-form, multiple-choice based items.


For Parents:

Directions to access M-STEP Preview

The M-STEP Spring 2015 Preview must be used in Google Chrome. Copy and paste this link into Chrome https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1
Click on the 2015 Preview Link, you will then need to click to sign on. Once on the sign in page, use the username and password displayed on the screen to log in.

Practice Tests:



Executive Director of
School Improvement
(586) 825-4759 ext 68120

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