Location of standards 
Public Act 173
Alignment to national standards 
Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) standards
Year of law passage/rule change 
Name and overview of standards 
The Michigan Standards for the Preparation of School Principals include six standards: School Vision; School Culture; School Management of Organization, Operation, and Resources; School Collaboration with Faculty, Community Members, and Family; School Ethics, Integrity, Fairness, and Practice; School Success of Every Student by Understanding, Responding to, Advocating for Student Learning.
Use of standards 
Used for preparation
[1] Michigan Public Act 173. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_75438---,00.html [2] Michigan State Board of Education. (2013). Michigan standards for the preparation of school principals. Retrieved from https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/School_Principal_Program_Standard...
Location of standards 
2015 Michigan Revised School Code Section 380.1249
Alignment to national principal supervisor standards 
Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)
Year of law passage/rule change 
Overview of standards 
The standards included in the superintendent rubric include: Governance and Board Relations; Community Relations; Staff Relations; Business and Finance; and Instructional Leadership.
Use of standards 
Used for evaluation
Presence of principal supervisor job description 
[1] Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). (2016). Superintendent Evaluation. Retrieved from http://www.masb.org/Portals/0/Education_Community/Superintendents/MASBSu...
Location of performance evaluation requirement 
Public Act 173Section 380.1249b
Year of passage/revision 
Name of evaluation system 
The general term used in statute is “performance evaluation system for school administrators.” There is no statewide evaluation system. Under MCL 380.1249b, districts are required to adopt an evaluation system inclusive of an evaluation tool that meets the criteria set forth in that section. As required by MCL 380.1249b, the MDE also maintains a list of state-approved evaluation tools for administrators but districts are not required to use a tool on the state-approved list.
Description of evaluation system 
The evaluation system assesses the school administrator's job performance, using multiple rating categories that take into account student growth and assessment data. Student growth and assessment data must account for 25% of the annual year-end administrator evaluation for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 school years. Beginning in 2018-2019, student growth and assessment data must account for 40% of the annual year-end administrator evaluation.
Frequency of performance evaluation 
At least annually
Intended use of performance evaluation 
Used to inform professional development, promotion, and retention.
Rubric or evaluation instrument 
There are two state-approved models; however, districts are not limited to these models. The two models include: MASA School Advance Administrator Evaluation Instrument and the Multidimensional Leadership Performance System.
[1] Michigan Department of Education. (n.d). Michigan educator evaluations at a glance. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Educator_Evaluations_At-A-Glance_5... [2] Michigan Department of Education. (n.d.) Administrator evaluations. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_75438_78527---,00.html
Principal preparation program accreditation or approval standards 
Michigan has an agreement with CAEP and its standards include: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge; Clinical Partnerships and Practice; Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity; Program Impact; Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
Description of program approval review process 
Programs seeking national accreditation by CAEP must submit a self-study with evidence of meeting all the standards, collect feedback from stakeholders via a survey, and host an on-site visit.
Minimum years of educational experience or degree required by candidate for acceptance to principal preparation program 
Not specified
Minimum test scores for preparation program entrance 
Not specified
Number of credits in coursework required for graduation 
A minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate credit in K-12 school administration
Degree level required for principal entry-level certification or licensure 
Master's degree
Field work or internship required for degree or license 
Minimum test score requirements for certification 
School Leaders Licensure Assessment with a score of 163
[1] Michigan Department of Education. (2013). Partnership agreement between the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Michigan Department of Education. Retrieved from http://www.caepnet.org/~/media/Files/caep/state-partners/michigan-caep-p... [2] Michigan Department of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction. (2012). Administrator certification code 380.101-111. Retrieved from http://w3.lara.state.mi.us/orr/Files/AdminCode/981_2011-019ED_AdminCode.pdf