Written by Darci Griebel, Principal at Escanaba High School and Region 1 Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors. Darci has been an MASSP member for 5 years. This is her first year on the Board and as the High School Principal in Esky, coming from the Middle Level.
Information provided by Gary Jensen, M.Ed., Account Manager for ACT
Establishment for ACT WorkKeys has begun! Please see the information below for details about how to establish your school for the Spring 2016 administration of the ACT WorkKeys assessment.
New this year! Schools will establish themselves using a new online tool called PearsonAccess Next (PA Next). To use PA Next, test coordinators who are listed in the Educational Entity Master (EEM) system at www.michigan.gov/EEM should have received an email with login instructions.
Over the past four years, many districts have been focused on improving their educator evaluation process. The starting point, in many cases, has been the adoption of a new teacher evaluation framework and focusing on getting both Principals and teachers trained in using it. Due to the changes in the state assessments and the lack of quality home grown assessments, many teachers have been struggling to develop meaningful student growth measures.
The Topic: Transition to SAT
Last week over 140,000 PSAT tests were given in Michigan in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 as schools try to prepare students for the redesigned SAT. Let’s talk about how the transition is going, what resources and supports you have found and are using. You may also share concerns and ask questions that we will seek answers for from the College Board.