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WorkKeys Testing Time Extended. Are You Ready?

Beginning with this spring's WorkKeys test, students will now have ten more minutes per section. This increase from 45 to 55 minutes will extend ​the ​overall testing time by 30 minutes​, meaning that the total time needed for all three standard-time assessments, including the 15-minute break after the Applied Math test, is now three hours.

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Get On Board with MiDataHub

Has your district signed up for and joined the Michigan Data Hub (MiDataHub)? MiDataHub provides a platform that standardizes data for districts and allows us to tackle the common data issues that we all struggle with including managing student growth and assessment data, state reporting, and transfer student records. The use of MiDataHub is provided free of charge and with full local control of all data usage.

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Accelerating Credit: What can schools do to ensure students have a step toward their future after graduation?

High school students from across Michigan are benefitting from earning college credits while in high school. Not only is this a significant financial advantage, but research also shows students who earn credit in high school are more likely to graduate from college. By 2025, 65 percent of jobs in Michigan will require a postsecondary credential, and our workforce is not yet prepared to meet these new demands. As noted in a report titled The Best Education System for Michigan’s Success, "Only 36 percent of Michiganders over 25 years of age have earned an associate degree or higher – ranking Michigan 35th for degree attainment."

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#MASSPchat - School Safety

The Topic:
School safety and responding to student threats is on every school administrators mind. This is a good opportunity to share ideas and offer each other some support.

The Questions:

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Time to Revisit Your Building Safety Protocols and Procedures

The recent school shooting in Florida has caused every school in the nation to give pause, reflect, and revisit a host of issues related to school violence, including: