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Questions, Answers, and Michigan-Specific Info on PSAT, SAT

If you have questions and concerns related to PSAT and SAT, you're are not alone. Over the past several weeks, MASSP has heard from a number of Principals with issues around accommodated testing, fee waivers, unused test booklet fees, and even seat spacing. And we have the answers and resources you need!

Below, you will find answers to a few common questions. In addition, College Board – in collaboration with the MDE – recently announced two Michigan-specific efforts to resolve your concerns and answer Principals questions.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The Senate returned this week for a short two-day session during which they managed to finish work on a package of Early Financial Warning bills and pass their version of a road-funding plan. The Senate's road plan is projected to generate $1.4 billion annually for road and bridge repairs, but also includes a complicated mechanism that could trigger a cut in the state's income tax rate.

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Keep a Lid on Your End-of-Year Compliance and Reporting Issues

It was so nice to see so many of you at EdCon this past week! I know that it was a great time for me to reflect, learn, and get energized for the year ahead. Through talking with many of you, it was clear that the keynote speakers were top-notch and that you enjoyed your time in Traverse City! Start penciling the dates in your calendar for EdCon 2016, which are June 27 through June 29, 2016.

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College and Career Expo

Helping students navigate an appropriate and fitting pathway to higher education is on the forefront for most administrations, districts and student families across the state of Michigan. But do students fully understand their intended career tracks prior to embarking on this journey? The horror stories of incredible student loan mismanagement and misguided career availability/outlook are far too common for todays college bound students. Which is why we are happy to announce the next big MASC/MAHS Student event!

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Spring 2015 State Assessment Reporting Updates

A pair of important announcements were put out this week by the Michigan Department of Education. MI-Access and M-STEP preliminary reports for all grades are now available online, though the results are embargoed for internal use only. Also, MDE announced that ACT and WorkKeys student data files are expected to be posted later this week.

The following two announcements have been excerpted from MDE's Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability: