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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

If possible, things in Lansing are getting even more contentious as the Michigan Legislature continues to plow through lame duck session, so make sure you stay plugged in and watch for MASSP action alerts as December progresses. This week, the House passed a pair of so-called Innovative District bills (HB 6314-15) that were amended along the way to move the focus away from competency-based education to instead establishing a pupil accounting structure that will be more friendly to shared time and homeschool partnership programs.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Lame Duck is in full swing and the slate of potential issues that the Michigan Legislature could take up between now and Christmas is longer than Santa's naughty list.

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Calendar for Statewide Summative Assessments 2019-2021 Now Available

This week's edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability included the 3-year calendar for Michigan’s statewide summative assessments. In case you missed it, this document provides an overview of the various statewide summative assessment windows for Spring 2019, 2020, and 2021. Click here to download a PDF copy.

Feedback on Reporting
Additionally, the OEAA invites you to provide feedback on the assessment reports the office provides. Respondents will also have an opportunity to provide requests for future score reporting - including M-Step.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Last Tuesday's election saw the largest turnout for a midterm election in Michigan in over 50 years and marked a significant shift in power in state government, though not a complete change in direction (for a full breakdown see MASSP's post-election screencast). Democrats won all of the statewide top-of-the-ticket races (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General), picked up two key congressional seats, and made significant gains in the State House and State Senate, but Republicans still controls both state legislative chambers, though only by three votes in either chamber.

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Webcast: Post-Election Recap

The latest edition in our ongoing Legislative Update webcast series recaps the results of the November general election. We walk through the outcomes and implications of the 2018 general election including reviewing the results of key races, looking at the political makeup of state government for next year, and hitting the highlights of the three statewide ballot proposals.

Click the image below to watch the six-minute webcast (.mp4).

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