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MDE Submits ESSA Plan to Governor for Review

Despite urging by many in the education community to delay submission until September, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will move forward with their plan to submit Michigan's plan for ESSA to the US Department of Education (USED).

The plan was submitted to Gov. Rick Snyder for his 30-day review period after which MDE will submit to the USED. The final plan is not available for release or comment, but MASSP will prepare an analysis once it becomes available.

According to a press release from MDE, the key components of Michigan’s ESSA Plan include:

  • Defining the purpose of school accountability as providing direct supports to the districts, rather than labeling and sanction.
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#MASSPchat 4/17: Multi-Tiered System of Supports - The Building Level

The Topic: Multi-Tiered System of Supports: The Building Level
Do schools have a duty to ensure all students are successful and prevent students from dropping out? MTSS refers to a framework for support at all levels of instruction that is systemically in place to help all students succeed. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) defines Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as "an integrated, multi-tiered system of instruction, assessment, and intervention designed to meet the achievement and behavioral health needs of ALL learners."'s picture

PSAT and SAT Make-Up Materials - Important Read

As of noon today, a little more than half of all Michigan schools have completed the required Make Up surveys. The College Board will start phone and email outreach this afternoon.

The deadline to respond to the makeup survey email(s) is Thursday, April 13 at 8pm EST.

There were separate emails sent for PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT. If you are the test center supervisor for each assessment, you need to respond to each survey. NOTE: You must respond to the survey even if you don’t need makeup materials so we can accurately track responses.'s picture

Happy Assistant Principals Week - April 10-14

Join MASSP, NASSP and others across the country as we celebrate National Assistant Principals Week, April 10-14! AP Week is not only a time to show appreciation for assistant principals, but also a valuable opportunity to promote general excellence in school leadership. APs work hard every day to support the admin team and the students in your building. Let's recognize their important contributions during AP Week!

As in years past, NASSP is offering activities, services, and merchandise to help you honor assistant principals and recognize their contributions as educators and leaders. They include: