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Free "Adviser 101" Training for New Advisers

Filling a new adviser position? Help keep your school culture alive! Replacing an adviser is a difficult task and one that can become a frequent issue for many schools. Adviser turnover is often caused from a lack of training and understanding of the unique role they play in a school's success.

To help facilitate and assist schools in creating a lasting positive impact in their building, MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership is providing a free "Advising 101" training to all new member advisers across the state.

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Important Policy Changes Affecting Your Building for 2018-19

There's quite a few policy changes in effect starting this school year. Are you prepared? To make sure you're in the know, we've created a handy one-page PDF document with the need-to-know information for building leaders. We've also created a short screencast as a round-up of the most significant changes in school policy. This is the first in our Back-to-School series and covers everything you need to know for 2018-19, including changes to MMC, the sub teacher shortage, Social Studies standards, admin certificate rule updates and student growth.

Click the image below to watch the 9-minute screencast (mp4).'s picture

Where Can I Get Copies of PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT Test Items?

This is a commonly asked question as Principals are planning PD for the 2018-19 school year and want to review their PSAT and SAT results with staff. The good news is that the College Board has added a new feature to the reporting portal that allows you to batch print items of interest for all of the assessments - you no longer need to track down the test booklet. MASSP has created a step-by-step guide to walk you through the batch print feature.

You may also want to check out the MASSP PSAT and SAT resources on our website.'s picture

Assessment Changes for 2018-19: The Basics on Benchmark Reimbursement

Michigan’s state assessment system will look a little different for the 2018-19 school year. Section 104d of the State School Aid Act (P.A. 265 of 2018) allocates a total of $9.2 million for reimbursement to districts for the purchase of one of three types of assessments:

  1. A computer-adaptive test; or
  2. One or more diagnostic tools or screening tools, for pupils in grades K-3 that are intended to increase reading proficiency by grade 4; or
  3. Benchmark assessments for pupils in grades K-8.

To help districts work through the details, MASSP has put together a handy PDF document outlining this information.

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Law Change! MMC Recs and CTE Credit Reporting

MEMO #109-18 - Report of Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements Fulfilled by Completion of a Career and Technical Education Program or Curriculum

As of June 27, 2018, Section 1278a (2) of the Revised School Code requires the following:

(c) Not later than September 1, 2018, and not later than September 1 of each subsequent school year, a school district or public school academy shall report to the department both of the following, in a form and manner prescribed by the department:

    (i) The number of pupils who partially or fully fulfilled 1 credit in a language other than English by completing a department-approved formal career and technical education program or curriculum under this subsection in the immediately preceding school year.