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CIMS Alert

The CIMS November 2015 Part B Workbooks are now live! Visit to view and acknowledge your reports by December 15, 2015 and complete any required activities.


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CIMS Workbook

Welcome to CIMS!

Ensuring that students and children with disabilities are prepared to live independent and productive lives is the ultimate goal of all the activities monitored by the Michigan Department of Education Offices of Special Education (OSE) and the Office of Great Start (OGS).

The Continuous Improvement and Monitoring System (CIMS) is the system used by the state to promote positive outcomes and ensure compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education.

CIMS was designed to help locals analyze and interpret data and keep track of all monitoring activities in a single location. CIMS reflects the priorities of the IDEA 2004 and the State Performance Plan (SPP) and is aligned with the School Improvement Framework.

New System News & Top Downloads

Visit the new Catamaran training site for more information about Catamaran 

CIMS Redesign: Michigan Monitors Meeting—October 12, 2015 (PDF)

 Did your district receive a finding of noncompliance for B-13 (Secondary Transition)? View the recorded webinar to learn more about how to write your Corrective Action Plan.

Still have questions? Contact the Help Desk at or 877-474-9023.