With State testing 2016 almost in the books lets talk about the good, the bad and the ugly… What are your complaints about anything testing related? What improvements would you suggest? What actually went better than expected? Lets also talk about your wish list for the future in terms of the State assessment.
Advanced Placement is considered to be a valuable asset by most schools that are involved in it. Offering the courses, recruiting students into the courses, recruiting students to take the exams – these are considered important. Even scholarly detractors consider AP to be one of the most significant brand names in American education (Sadler & Tai, 2006). But to what extent does AP offer unique benefits that contribute to student success in college? This has been a matter of discussion among researchers for several years.
The Senate Education Committee kicked off a packed legislative week with a double feature on Tuesday, the first hearing featuring testimony from Fordham Institute President Michael Petrilli on what the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires with regard to state intervention in academically struggling schools and the second to adopt a large package of bills aimed at eliminating reporting requirements for schools.
Please see the following important message from the College Board
The 2016 MASSP Board of Directors election is currently underway. All voting members of the Association (Professional or Executive membership level) in each specific Region have the opportunity to cast his/her vote for that Region's candidate(s) as well as President-Elect. A link to each member’s specific ballot was emailed on Monday, April 11th and reminder emails will be sent weekly until the election closes on Friday, April 29th at noon.
This year's candidates include:
Steve Carlson (Principal, Sandusky Jr/Sr High School)