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Michigan School Accreditation and Accountability System pending legislative approval Venessa A. Keesler, Ph.D. March 16, 2011 . MI-SAAS Overview. Designed to: Create coherent accountability policy in Michigan Align federal and state requirements
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March 16, 2011
Create coherent accountability policy in Michigan
Align federal and state requirements
Implement a system that is more transparent and credible
MI standards determine accreditation
Recognition of academic success in all core subjects
Schools can understand accreditation status
February 2011 approved changes:
State Board of Education approved on 2/8/11; went to the legislature for review in November ’10, February ‘11.
Implementation is STILL planned for the 2010-2011 school year, pending legislative approval
We will hold more public hearings in early April to gather additional comment
Going to legislature in mid-April (likely)
Student Proficiency and Improvement (Statewide Top-to-Bottom Ranking) on all tested content areas
Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) Schools list (reading and mathematics)
Additional compliance requirements (with state statute, Board policy)
To be fully accredited, a school must be accredited in all areas.
Statewide Percentile Rank
Note: This is a school’s initial accreditation status, based on proficiency and improvement.
Calculation consists of the following:
Performance Level Change
Calculations above repeated for each subject and grad rate
PLA Schools List
If a school is on the PLA list, the initial accreditation status becomes “unaccredited”.
Eight Compliance Requirements
The data are gathered from resources schools/districts already complete, MSDS, or MDE.
If the answer is “no” for any requirement in two consecutive years, the accreditation status is lowered one level, even if the “no” is for a different question each year.
At this point, the accreditation status is final (no longer initial).
If a school is a PLA school, the school is automatically unaccredited.
The MI-SAAS system is based on a set of recommendations from a referent group, modified to accommodate changing legislative requirements.
We appreciate the hard work of this group to design the system.
Venessa A. Keesler, Ph.D.
Evaluation Research & Accountability
Office of Educational Assessment & Accountability
877-560-8378, choose option 6