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CIMS Alert

The CIMS September 2015 Parts B and C Workbooks are now live! Visit to view and acknowledge your reports by October 28, 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 Early Childhood Education and Family Services (ECE&FS).

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

 Webinar Dates - Get to know the New System!

B-13 Corrective Action Webinar 9/30 at 2pm - Did your district receive a finding of noncompliance for B-13 (Secondary Transition)? Attend this webinar to learn more about how to write your Corrective Action Plan.

CIMS Redesign: Michigan Monitors Meeting—May 7, 2015 (PDF)

MAASE Session Handouts (August 10-11, 2015):

  • Welcome to the New System: An update on CIMS redesign for ISD Monitors—August 10, 2015 (PDF | PPT)
  • Welcome to the New System: An update on CIMS redesign and what you need to know about the September 23rd release—August 11, 2015 (PDF | PPT)
  • Started in CIMS? Finish in CIMS.

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