Definitions for "School improvement plan"
According to the Michigan School Improvement Framework, a school improvement plan is a tool for creating and managing change. This written plan identifies student performance goals, support data for the goals, assessments, research, strategies/ interventions, professional development, resources, a timeline, and persons responsible for implementing the actions identified within the plan. See Michigan Complied Law (MCL) 380.1277 for details regarding the requirements. Visit for more information.
This is a written plan developed by the School Advisory Council that addresses school goals. The SIP helps schools to focus on setting measurable and attainable objectives.
A step in the school improvement process requires that each school develop and submit to the State Board specific plans to achieve its locally developed goals.