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Preliminary School Scorecard and Appeals Now Open

Principals will want to be aware of an upcoming deadline related to school accountability. The MDE has released preliminary school scorecards for the 2015-16 school year. Schools or districts wishing to appeal the information on their scorecards have until 5:00 PM on November 14, 2016 to do so. For more details, see the article from this week's Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability, reproduced below.

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October is Michigan College Month!

Governor Snyder recently declared October as Michigan College Month!

As we do each year, MASSP is working with the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and hundreds of schools statewide to kick off Michigan College Month. MCAN is supporting high schools hosting concurrent college application and financial aid campaigns throughout the month.

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Happy Principals Month!

Principals are the keystones of a their buildings, but often don't get recognition for all the hard work they do to improve student success. So during the month of October we celebrate YOU – the building leaders – who go above and beyond the call of duty every day. Throughout the month, MASSP will be putting the spotlight on the Principal, the leader who gets up early and stays up late – going above and beyond to get the job done. Thank you for your service to your schools, students, staff and your community!

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Important SAT Updates

There is important SAT-related news for Principals in this week's edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability. Michigan now has it's own dedicated support line and College Board will be producing more-detailed Michigan-specific testing manuals this year. There will also be an additional materials ordering window to accommodate students moving into the district and A LONGER ACCOMMODATED TESTING WINDOW.

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MASSP Welcomes New Associate Director Tammy Jackson

Tammy JacksonThe Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals is please to announce the addition of a new staff member, Tammy Jackson, who will serve as Associate Director beginning this fall. We hope you will join us in welcoming her to the MASSP team.