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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Register now for the MCTM annual conference - supporting assessment

The MCTM annual conference offers numerous opportunities to learn about upcoming assessments.  The conference is being held in beautiful Traverse City on July 29-30.  Additional information, including a schedule of sessions, registration, and lodging, can be found at the MCTM website.
*Are you looking for the latest information on the M-STEP?
On Thursday, Pat King, Assistant Director of the Office of Standards and Assessment for Michigan’s Department of Education, will be delivering a keynote titled “Next Steps with M-STEP”.
She will then be joined by Ruth Anne Hodges and Kyle Ward for grade-banded breakout sessions on Thursday.  This will be a great opportunity to ask questions as well as offer feedack.
*Are you looking for the latest information on the SAT?
On Wednesday, Kathy Berry, MCTM’s President-Elect as well as the Coordinator of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment for the Monroe County ISD, will be presenting a session titled “New SAT/PSAT- Preparing for the Mathematics Portion”
*Are you looking for ideas and strategies for Formative Assessment?
There are several sessions throughout the conference focusing on this including:
  • “Tips for Incorporating Formative Assessment Activities in Your Classroom” presented by Joanne Philhower on Thursday
  • “JumpStart Formative Assessment Modules- an NCSM Resource” presented by Denise Brady on Wednesday
  • “Stress-free Formative Assessment: Concept Development and Re-engagement” presented by Diane Rogers and Danielle Seabold on Wednesday

Questions can be directed to Kevin Dykema.