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Monday, March 26, 2012

PD Opportunity: High Stakes Testing in Michigan - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Starting in the 2014-15 school year, Michigan will implement the new assessment system from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. We will use these assessments for our federal accountability in Math and ELA for grades 3-8 and 11.
A successful implementation of the new assessment system requires planning on all levels: district, school, and classroom. Educational leaders should attend this one-day session to explore and become familiar with the new assessment framework and to begin to plan for a successful implementation on the district and school levels.

May 10, 2012
9am - 3:30 pm

Together, we will explore and answer questions like these
· What opportunities will districts, schools, teachers, and students have to access and use the SBAC assessments before 2014-15?
· To what extent will educational leaders and teachers be involved in the piloting and review phases of development?
· What tools will be offered as part of the Balanced Assessment system? What type of PD will be provided?
· What will happen to our students’ proficiency scores on these new assessments?
· What will happen to the ACT? When is it going away? Will there be a MEAP assessment in 2014?
· What support will teachers need in transitioning to the new assessment system?
· What needs to happen with my district or school’s technology plan so that we are ready for the new assessments?
· What do our parents and guardians need to know about the new assessment system?

Pair this session with “High Stakes Testing – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium – ELA" on May 23 to ensure you are fully informed and ready to plan for implementation with fidelity.

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