Matt Alley's picture

Free "Adviser 101" Training for New Advisers

Filling a new adviser position? Help keep your school culture alive! Replacing an adviser is a difficult task and one that can become a frequent issue for many schools. Adviser turnover is often caused from a lack of training and understanding of the unique role they play in a school's success.

To help facilitate and assist schools in creating a lasting positive impact in their building, MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership is providing a free "Advising 101" training to all new member advisers across the state.

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Important Policy Changes Affecting Your Building for 2018-19

There's quite a few policy changes in effect starting this school year. Are you prepared? To make sure you're in the know, we've created a handy one-page PDF document with the need-to-know information for building leaders. We've also created a short screencast as a round-up of the most significant changes in school policy. This is the first in our Back-to-School series and covers everything you need to know for 2018-19, including changes to MMC, the sub teacher shortage, Social Studies standards, admin certificate rule updates and student growth.

Click the image below to watch the 9-minute screencast (mp4).

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Where Can I Get Copies of PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT Test Items?

This is a commonly asked question as Principals are planning PD for the 2018-19 school year and want to review their PSAT and SAT results with staff. The good news is that the College Board has added a new feature to the reporting portal that allows you to batch print items of interest for all of the assessments - you no longer need to track down the test booklet. MASSP has created a step-by-step guide to walk you through the batch print feature.

You may also want to check out the MASSP PSAT and SAT resources on our website.

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Assessment Changes for 2018-19: The Basics on Benchmark Reimbursement

Michigan’s state assessment system will look a little different for the 2018-19 school year. Section 104d of the State School Aid Act (P.A. 265 of 2018) allocates a total of $9.2 million for reimbursement to districts for the purchase of one of three types of assessments:

  1. A computer-adaptive test; or
  2. One or more diagnostic tools or screening tools, for pupils in grades K-3 that are intended to increase reading proficiency by grade 4; or
  3. Benchmark assessments for pupils in grades K-8.

To help districts work through the details, MASSP has put together a handy PDF document outlining this information.

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Law Change! MMC Recs and CTE Credit Reporting

MEMO #109-18 - Report of Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements Fulfilled by Completion of a Career and Technical Education Program or Curriculum

As of June 27, 2018, Section 1278a (2) of the Revised School Code requires the following:

(c) Not later than September 1, 2018, and not later than September 1 of each subsequent school year, a school district or public school academy shall report to the department both of the following, in a form and manner prescribed by the department:

    (i) The number of pupils who partially or fully fulfilled 1 credit in a language other than English by completing a department-approved formal career and technical education program or curriculum under this subsection in the immediately preceding school year.