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Calendar for Statewide Summative Assessments 2019-2021 Now Available

This week's edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability included the 3-year calendar for Michigan’s statewide summative assessments. In case you missed it, this document provides an overview of the various statewide summative assessment windows for Spring 2019, 2020, and 2021. Click here to download a PDF copy.

Feedback on Reporting
Additionally, the OEAA invites you to provide feedback on the assessment reports the office provides. Respondents will also have an opportunity to provide requests for future score reporting - including M-Step.

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Code.org Partnership Provides Schools with Free Computer Science Curriculum Materials

Written by Kathy Surd, Director, Mason-Lake Oceana Mathematics and Science Center and General Education Coordinator, West Shore ESD. Kathy is also the Past-President, Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network

K-12 Computer Science Standards are currently being developed by a group of stakeholders led by the Michigan Department of Education. The committee will present draft standards to the State Board of Education (SBE) in January 2019. After the presentation to the SBE, the proposed standards will be posted for a period of public comment with a final presentation tentatively scheduled to the SBE in April 2019 for approval and adoption.

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Education Excellence Awards - A Chance to Win $2,500 for Your District!

Does your district have a program that has changed lives and impacted students’ futures? Share the good news (and maybe win some funding for it)!

The SET SEG Foundation, in partnership with the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), is again awarding $2,500 to 10 educational programs within Michigan public schools and/or ISDs to continue their positive influence on their students and community. This year's award-winning programs must focus on growth in one or more of the following categories:

  • STEM/Literacy
  • Anti-Bullying/Suicide Prevention
  • Community Involvement/Family & Student Engagement
  • Social Responsibility
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Summit Line-Up Packs a Punch for Assistant Principals and Deans

Reserve your spot for MASSP's annual Assistant Principal and Deans Summit this January 28-29, 2019 at Crystal Mountain Resort. The two-day event features keynote sessions and breakouts specifically targeted for assistant building leaders. Keep reading to hear what we have planned!

Keynotes

Dave Stuart

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Last Tuesday's election saw the largest turnout for a midterm election in Michigan in over 50 years and marked a significant shift in power in state government, though not a complete change in direction (for a full breakdown see MASSP's post-election screencast). Democrats won all of the statewide top-of-the-ticket races (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General), picked up two key congressional seats, and made significant gains in the State House and State Senate, but Republicans still controls both state legislative chambers, though only by three votes in either chamber.