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M-STEP Spring 2015 Preview

Please see the information below that was originally published in the December 4, 2014 edition of Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability from MDE.

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InspirED Tells the Story of What's Right in Education

InspirED Michigan is now in its third month of telling the story of public schools that is so often overlooked: that good things are happening every day in buildings and classrooms around the state. A project of the Michigan Public School Partnership, the digital monthly magazine puts the spotlight on the innovative, inspirational, and life changing work of Michigan's public school community.

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#MASSPchat 11/24- The Holiday Season and the School Community

Meet Our Moderator:
MASSP's Executive Director, Wendy Zdeb-Roper (@massp), will moderate this week's #MASSPchat. Wendy Zdeb-Roper became the Executive Director of MASSP in August of 2011. She has been an educator for 16 years, 6 years as a teacher and 10 years as an administrator. She began her career as a teacher and a coach at Warren, Fitzgerald HS. She went on to become AP and AD at St. Clair HS in St. Clair County.

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The Current State of College Readiness in Michigan (Class of 2014)

Every year ACT presents grad class data to the State Board of Education. The information provided is perfect for building your own school's data wall and for providing a clear picture for your staff and stakeholders about your school/districts current state of college readiness. The ACT scores reflected in this report include retakes that MI students may take between the Junior year MME/ACT and graduation—so these scores tend to be a bit higher than those taken by our Juniors during MME testing.

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State Board Discusses New State Science Standards

At their Tuesday meeting the State Board of Education (SBE) heard a presentation on proposed new Michigan state science standards that MDE has been working to develop over the past several months.