Principals should be aware of the announcement, published in this week's edition of MDE's Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability, of a series of upcoming workshops at locations around the state regarding the SAT suite of assessments. The workshops will feature a morning session specific to counselors with an afternoon session designed for building administrators, test coordinators, and others that deal with assessment implementation.
Michigan's current educator evaluation law puts new requirements in place beginning with the 2015-16 school year. Whether or not the legislature holds session in August, it is unlikely that a new educator evaluation bill will pass before the start of the school year. That means that schools will likely need to make some adjustments to their current evaluation systems to comply with current law going into next year.
It’s time to start thinking about welcoming staff back and getting the year off to a great start! Let’s share plans and swap ideas!
Do you have a long commute to work or do you prefer to listen rather than read? Well then the new MASSP podcast series is perfect for you! Podcasts can be downloaded and listened to on your desktop, tablet, iPad and even on your cell phone at your convenience. We will use the podcast format for legislative and MDE updates and also to interview colleagues who have information to share with the membership. We are also planning to interview Principals in the field who are doing great things to share ideas and celebrate success.