Due to the Assistant Principal and Deans Summit this coming Monday and Tuesday (1/30 and 1/31) at Crystal Mountain, 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, Feb. 6!
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.
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.
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.