MCEE Study Reveals A Need for Continuous Improvement 

To advance student learning and be able to provide quality-education was the reason why the MI Council for Educator Effectiveness or MCEE was established. After 18 months, MCEE was ready to provide its recommendations that the entire state of Michigan can use and apply to all of its educational institutions. 

MCEE was an independent group formed by then Governor Snyder. With the cooperation of the legislature, MCEE was established to make reforms that aim to improve public school administration and teaching in the state. It was in 2011. 

After 18 months, the panel reported its findings to the legislature and legislature will have to decide whether to accept their recommendations or not. 

The Final Recommendations of MCEE

Comments

The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness developed a fair, transparent, and feasible evaluation system for teachers and school administrators. The system is based on rigorous standards of professional practice and of measurement. The goals of this system are to contribute to enhanced instruction, improve student achievement, and support ongoing professional learning.

“Although the (MCEE) report does provide guidance and procedural recommendations, there is a significant amount of flexibility included that would allow districts to shape the evaluation process to fit their individual needs.”

–Wendy Zdeb-Roper, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals Director

“The MEA supports a workable evaluation system that increases teacher effectiveness and which is supported by ongoing professional learning. The evaluation process needs to incorporate multiple measures when evaluating teacher effectiveness and it must incorporate valid observations of professional practice.  Enhancing instruction and improving student achievement is the goal of every  educator.”

–Michigan Education Association

“This is about our kids, so we have to find a way to get this done. We spend a lot of money on education; the MCEE recommendations are an opportunity to invest. There is no way for Michigan to get to be a Top 10 state without this.”

-Mike Jandernoa, Perrigo Company Board of Directors