ACT recently sent out an email giving schools that have been using the Explore and Plan tests a heads up that they will be phasing them out. Keep in mind that Explore and Plan are essentially being replaced with ACT’s new assessments that are part of the ACT Aspire continuum that offers summative testing in grades 3-10 with the ACT at 11. If you have been giving Explore in 7th and 8th—you can replace these with Aspire 7 and Aspire 8.
Our December tweetchat schedule features some exciting conversations and a new moderator, MASSP Region 3 Representative and Grand Haven High School Principal Tracy Wilson. Join us at #masspchat from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights!
MASSP is proud to announce the 2013-14 Michigan Assistant Principal of the Year – Mr. Carl McCready from Sault Area High School and Career Center. Principal John Sherry submitted Carl's nomination and letters of support were included from the Superintendent, the Director of the Career Center, teachers and parents. In reading the letters of support, it was clear the Carl McCready is making a difference in the lives of his students as a role model and an advocate for education.
Written by Teresa VanDover, Ed. D. Article provided courtesy of The Master Teacher
Although school leaders may trust the logic of committing to the Common Core State Standards, they may still be left feeling they have not had enough training or guidance to lead the transition. Remembering the following leadership principles may assist you as you move forward: