In June 2019, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) published new Academic Acceleration Policy Guidelines for ALL Michigan schools. This includes the guidance about the following: single subject acceleration, whole grade acceleration, and early entrance.
Acceleration is an effective research-supported approach to meeting the needs of advanced learners. You can find the policy guidelines, questions and answers, documents for parents, and other related links below:
- New Michigan Department of Education Resources for Gifted and Talented
- Q&A’s about Acceleration MDE
- accelerationinstitute.org is a valuable resource
Please review the links to help you understand and start conversations about successful acceleration placements.
If you have questions about the Michigan Academic Acceleration Guidelines or need further assistance, please contact the Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC).
Great news from the Michigan Department of Education – pass it on to your school district! Need more information on ESSA funding and gifted education? Look no further than this flier – ESSA Funding for Gifted 2019!
Schools that have data showing a need to improve their Gifted and Talented Programs or their accelerated learning programs may use title I part a or title IV part A funds to strengthen the program . They may use title II part A funds from the District to train staff to teach and facilitate these programs.
If a district or school has questions they can contact Fred Williams, Manager in the Office of Educational Supports (OES) at [email protected] or call 517-335-3866.
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