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Pre-ID and Accommodations for Spring Assessments - Deadline 2/14

Don't forget the importance of concentrating on the Pre-ID process for upcoming Spring assessments. There was a great deal of information on this in MDE's January 5th Spotlight The Pre-ID window is open through February 14. This process will populate the initial materials orders for PSAT 8/9 for grade 9, PSAT 10, and SAT.'s picture

2016-17 Annual Education Report: FAQ, Important Changes and Revised Posting Deadlines

For the past several years, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has required districts and schools to communicate Annual Education Reports (AERs) to parents and the community in August, before the start of the school year, to fulfill requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). However,
new assessment and accountability processes delayed the production of AERs until now.

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#MASSPchat Recap - Change

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The Basics of Michigan's New Restraint and Seclusion Law

The 2016 lame duck legislative session saw the passage of a significant package of bills aimed at overhauling Michigan's laws regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. The changes DO NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTIL 2017-18, but it's important that Principals and other school officials familiarize themselves with some of the basic provisions of the new law in order to start planning mandated training and how best to implement changes where necessary.'s picture

Score Cards, Top-to-Bottom and Reward School Lists Released; 38 Schools Identified As 'At Risk of Closure'

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today released its 2016 School Score Cards, Top-to-Bottom List and Reward Schools. The School Reform Office (SRO) also identified 38 schools at risk of closure.

There are 219 schools that met the Reward School criteria for 2015-16 – those that did not receive a red scorecard and have achieved one or more of the following:

  • Top 5 percent of schools on the Top-to-Bottom list