This week brings three important SAT/PSAT related updates for Principals: Schools who participated or will be participating in fall PSAT testing will need to set up access to the College Board scores and reporting portal in order to download score reports when they become available. All spring 2016 SAT/PSAT accommodations requests must be submitted through the College Board SSD Online system, which is a change for schools that participated in the fall administration of the PSAT 8/9.
Principals will want to be aware of the following article regarding waivers for paper/pencil testing for spring 2016 that appeared in a recent edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability:
The House School Aid Appropriations Subcommittee held the first of what promises to be a long series of hearing in both chambers to discuss the situation of the Detroit Public Schools and Governor Snyder's proposal to resolve their deficit. The subcommittee heard from State Treasurer Nick Khouri and DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley who gave a presentation and answered questions, though legislation with has yet to be introduced.
Michigan schools received their M-STEP student data files on Monday. Statewide aggregate data went public on Tuesday. And by Thursday the House Education Committee was already holding a hearing to grill the Department on why it took until late October to get results out, when school and district aggregate results would be available to the public, the drop in proficiency, and the relationship to the forth and eighth grade math and reading scores that came out on Wednesday.
Due to the Principals Summit this coming Monday and Tuesday (11/2 and 11/3) in Kalamazoo, we will not be hosting an #MASSPchat on Monday night. Instead, we'll be hanging out with our PLN in person - hopefully we'll see you there!
Take a well-deserved break and please join us for our regularly scheduled chat on Monday, Nov. 9!