Once again we’ve been led to believe the 2007-08 budget was complete, and once again we learn that agreement has not been reached. This has gone on since May. It is impacting schools, and it is impacting MASSP membership. Many believe, because they submitted their membership materials to central office to be paid that their membership is in. It isn’t!
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about Basic MASSP info (staff, directions, mission statement, etc...)
ac2007 Annual Convention information, presenter handouts, etc...
ap2007 AP Fall Conference information, presenter handouts, etc...
awards Award applications and nomination forms
This booklet contains worksheets to guide you in examining the match between your schools Curriculum and the knowledge and skills assessed in EXPLORE, PLAN and the ACT
MASSP had a win today in the House Education Committee. SB 403 (please see past Legislative News) came back before the committee today with "end of course" assessment development back in the bill. We had argued that as the bill came out of the Senate it eliminated the "level playing field" expectation of the new high school requirements. The Chair of the House Education Committee agreed.
This afternoon I met with Senators Jelinek and Switalski to discuss their eleven bill package (SB' 804 ....) to cut assessment costs. In the next three weeks the legislature still has to make significant cuts to meet their funding goals for the 07-08 fiscal year. Funding cuts around the MME and K-12 social studies assessments MAY be under consideration.