From the Ground Up: Building a Student Growth and Assessment System that Informs Practice

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Michigan school districts have been implementing and adjusting to the revised evaluation statute for three school years. As districts grapple with implementing statutory requirements for annual evaluation, a common pain point has been the use of student growth and assessment data, including properly understanding what the legislation requires, which measures to use, how to aggregate growth measures for teachers and administrators, and reliably scoring for 25% of an effectiveness rating. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year the weight of student growth increases to 40%, inclusive of state assessment data for teachers in tested grades and subjects, increasing the significance and complexity of evaluating educator performance.

Recognizing the challenges associated with use of student growth and assessment data in the high stakes evaluation of teachers and administrators, MASSP in collaboration with MASA has designed a one day institute April 25, 2018 for central office and K-12 building administrators, teacher leaders, and others responsible for managing student data to come together as a team to revisit current practice, identify areas of strength and challenge within their system, and make plans to further address growth requirements for the future. Guided discussions are embedded throughout the general session and hands-on breakout sessions for district dialogue and planning.

Each participant will receive print and digital content for use in their district, including handouts for documenting and assessing local practice, suggested next steps, free tools to support district work, and narrated presentations (screencasts) of institute content chunked into smaller modules for use with local boards and employees.

Click here to learn more and register for this joint institute, “From the Ground Up: Building a Student Growth and Assessment System that Informs Practice.”