Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Want to find out about each of these (and more)? Just click and read.
- Sample Schedules for Online Testing
- Pre-identification for Spring 2015 Assessments
- Request for Paper/Pencil Administration
- Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)
- Technology Readiness Information
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
On October 2nd, the MDE released a memo explaining the process and procedures for districts to request a waiver to administer a paper-pencil of the spring assessments. Key points to know:
- Online assessment is now the default administration mode for Michigan general assessments and MI-Access FI assessments.
- Schools that are not technology-ready, or have an instructional reason to not transition online, must submit an online waiver request for a paper-pencil administration.
- A school (or building) is the smallest unit that may request a paper-pencil administration waiver, i.e., a school may not apply to have only certain grades or content areas take the paper-pencil assessments.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
To ensure you have quick access to timely and important assessment and accountability related information, today, MDE's Office of Assessment and Accountability launched the first weekly interactive e-publication delivered each Thursday called Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability. This new easy to read publication will ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest news and information. Check it out today.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We will use the following standing agenda as a framework for the workgroup time. We will adapt the agenda to meet the group’s current needs.
1) Working: What's working well--come prepared to share out
2) Not working (challenges): What are the current challenges - sharing
3) Problem-solving and planning: Brainstorm resolutions to current challenges, if applicable
4) Try this: New endeavors--collaborate to encourage implementation of new ideas and figure out what data we should collect to see if it’s working
5) Rotating discussion topics: student engagement, grading, higher level tasks, positive learning environment, classroom management challenges, etc.
6) Collaborating (based on textbook): break into groups based on the textbooks and collaborate.