School Improvement

School Improvement supports districts and schools in addressing three aspects of continuous improvement:
  • A Mindset -- A way of thinking, resulting in decisions being made with student achievement in mind.
  • A Process -- Implementation of instructional strategies with fidelity and consistency over time.
  • A Product -- The plan that guides the teaching for learning process on a daily basis.

Single Building District Improvement Resources

State and Federal Programs Resources

Resources for Evidence-Based Interventions

What Works Clearinghouse:A central source of scientific evidence for what works in education.  (Institute of Education Sciences)  

Our School Data (Local Data Warehouse)

Helping educators to analyze data to improve instruction and measure progress toward student achievement goals. The data warehouse contains all Michigan State assessments and data for over eighty districts across seven ISDs/RESAs.

Kent ISD has developed a data warehouse for the purpose of improving student achievement.

Data warehousing is a valuable, proven approach to providing educators at all levels of an organization with the information needed to make high impact decisions. Kent ISD has built and is operating a data warehouse that contains data from student management systems, Michigan assessment systems such as M-STEP, MME, WIDA and MI-Access, business data systems and others. Users access our secure portal via the internet to run reports and queries.

Data warehousing breaks data barriers and consolidates information from various systems. Over eighty districts across seven counties are now utilizing the data warehouse to analyze data to improve classroom instruction, measure progress toward school improvement goals and assist with reporting requirements.

Partner ISDs/RESAs include:
  • Ionia ISD
  • Kent ISD
  • Muskegon ISD
  • Montcalm ISD
  • Newaygo County RESA
  • Ottawa ISD
Support all State Assessments (M-STEP, MME, WIDA, MI-Access):
  • Approximately 20 additional data sets including: College Board (PSAT,SAT), MAP, SRI,  STAR, iReady, WorkKeys, SWIS, SRSS, Local District Assesssment; with more in development

  • Cross Platform Support (Mac and PC)

Approximately 290 available reports:
  • Classroom, School and District level reporting
  • Reports designed in partnership with local administrators and teachers
  • Reports designed to support Accountability requirements (SDA, Annual Ed Report)
  • Reports developed in-house by ISD staff based on local district ideas and needs
  • Experience working with multiple Student Management Systems: PowerSchool, Skyward, Infinite Campus, and Synergy.
To access OurSchoolData:

MI School Data (Michigan's Education Data Portal)

MISchool Data is a statewide PK-20 educational portal of school performance in Michigan. There are two sides to MISchool Data, a public facing portal and an educator password protected portal. 

Useful Data:

MISchool Data provides at-a-glance dashboards and reports on student testing, graduation and dropout rates, K-12 and college enrollments, staffing, finance, facilities data, and more.

Something for Everyone:

Parents, educators, policy makers- MISchool Data has valuable information for every citizen.

Access: MISchool Data.
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