Statewide System of Support

Academic achievement and increased graduation rates are two of the cornerstones of the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).  The ESSA requires the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to identify schools in one of three support categories: Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), and Additional Targeted Support (ATS).  The ESSA also requires States to reserve a portion of their Statewide Title I allocation to provide funding to support districts with schools designated as CSI, TSI, and ATS.  The districts with schools designated for CSI, TSI, and ATS status receive support services from the MDE through its partner Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) and Education Service Agencies (ESAs) to build capacity in order to increase student achievement and/or graduation rates.