This week's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability publication from MDE contains some important SAT related reminders from the College Board. Of particular note for Principals is the piece that explains why Secure Site data will be different than what you see in the College Board Reporting Portal. In addition, this edition contains information about upcoming College Board Fall Counselor and Implementation Workshops and a bit on printing batch labels for your student files. All three of these pieces are worth a read and are reproduced in their entirety below.
As Principals across the state are doubtless aware, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) publically released final results of the spring 2016 M-STEP and MME. While this is not news to schools, who have had their own results for a while, the media coverage may lead to questions from parents, students, and others as the school year begins.
#MASSPchat is back from summer vacation starting Monday, September 12 from 8-9pm. Our chats will be moderated by: MASSP staff, members of the MASSP Board of Directors and MASSP Members – we will also have special guest moderators on occasion. Join us to expand your professional learning network (PLN) and to make connections with colleagues!
Written by Dr. Jennifer Hammond, Principal, Grand Blanc High School and former president of the MASSP Board of Directors.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I bleed green and white. I was a first generation college student and loved every minute on campus at Michigan State University. I loved going to football games, making friends in my dorm and of course, taking challenging educational courses from the BEST teacher prep program in the country!
PA173 of 2015 (MCL 380.1249) requires all district to adopt and implement a rigorous, transparent, and fair performance evaluation system. Beginning in 2016-17, all districts must publicly post assurances that they have implemented their system with fidelity, thus ensuring "validity, reliability and efficacy."