In addition, individual MGIP schools received recognition grants to honor and extend the impressive strides they had made - sometimes despite ineffective or inhospitable district contexts - in transforming themselves into more academically effective and growth-enhancing institutions.
Throughout the process, from the invitation to be part of MGIP onward, staff development efforts and every other component of this school change initiative were derived from and driven by a clearly articulated set of values - equity, excellence, fairness, and developmental responsiveness related - to the necessity for schools to help young people grow to be caring, contributing members of a diverse democracy.
While MGIP focused on districtwide middle-level improvement, the Endowment attempted to strengthen the professional and policy infrastructure supporting school performance by making teacher education improvement grants to three universities, teacher and principal empowerment grants to the Indiana Middle Level Association and the MGIP Network (a self-governing body of key representatives of the 16 school districts), grants to the Education Development Center to design and implement staff development and technical assistance to MGIP districts, and policy analysis and action grants to such entities as the state standards board.
After 10 months of testing, only the IntruShield 4010 passed the rigorous test methodology created specifically for MGIPS devices.
The NSS IPS group test evaluated the per formance, reliability, security effectiveness and usability of MGIPS products.