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Are You Established for SAT, PSAT, and WorkKeys?

The windows for establishing your school for the Spring 2018 SAT, PSAT and WorkKeys assessments have come and gone. The establishment process tells the testing vendors that your school will be participating in the MME this spring. College Board and ACT have different names for this process – College Board calls it "Intent to Participate" and ACT calls it "Manage Participation." Regardless of the names used, schools must complete both of these processes or they will not receive test materials and important communications.

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Member Spotlight: Lance Sumpter

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Lance Sumpter, Principal, Dailey Elementary School

How long have you worked in education?
16 years

How long have you been an administrator?
2 years

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#MASSPchat - Staff PD

As you head toward the second half of the school year lets talk about Professional Development for your staff. Teacher routinely complain about the "prison workshop" model that many district employ - where the entire staff attends whether you need to learn the information being shared or not. There are certainly times when a systemic approach is important and all teachers need to be included...but there are also occasions where it is likely there are staff members sitting through PD that just is not relevant to their work or what they need to learn. How can we do a better job of supporting the learning needs of our teaching staff?

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Calling All Aspiring Superintendents

For those working their way toward becoming a superintendent, the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) has a program to help you get there – and a new session is kicking off in January 2018! MASA’s Navigate Leadership program will prepare you to become an effective superintendent and an outstanding district leader. Navigate Leadership is tailored for the unique needs of an aspiring superintendent or central office administrator, utilizing job-embedded opportunities to practice what you learn, as well as experience growth in your practice working with peers.'s picture

Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Will Be in Soon - Now What?!

In the majority of schools around the state, some portion of students in 11th grade took the PSAT/NMSQT in October and the results are due in the second week of December. When the results arrive, what is your plan for helping students and parents to understand them, as well as to learn about the next steps for remediation before the SAT in March?

Understanding Student Test Scores - New Toolkit

For your convenience, MASSP has crafted a toolkit of resources to support your work in rolling out the PSAT/NMSQT results with students and parents. When you access our shared Google Drive, you will find a folder of materials called Understanding Student Test Scores. Included in this Google Drive folder are: