This week's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability publication from MDE has a number of updates that Principals will want to be aware of. Both College Board and ACT have announced changes that should make accommodated and off-site testing easier for high schools beginning with the Spring 2017 testing window. The articles are reproduced in their entirety below.
This past Tuesday, October 11, the State Board of Education (SBE) heard from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston and Deputy Superintendent Venessa Keesler. The two presented information and answered questions about Michigan's assessment and accountability vision, and the planning taking place as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation.
Written by Steve Carlson, Principal, Sandusky Jr./Sr. High School and MASSP Middle Level Representative – East. He is the 2016 Michigan Middle Level Principal of the Year, and the state's national nominee.
Governor Snyder recently declared October as Michigan College Month!
As we do each year, MASSP is working with the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and hundreds of schools statewide to kick off Michigan College Month. MCAN is supporting high schools hosting concurrent college application and financial aid campaigns throughout the month.
Written by Tracy Wilson, Principal at Grand Haven High School and President of the MASSP Board of Directors
Happy Principals Month and thank you for ALL that you do for your staff, students, parents and community!