During the month of May and June, school districts and buildings are in the process of updating their DIP's/SIP's. If you are "stuck" on how to write a quality goal, go to Required Reports and click on District or School Improvement Plan (DIP/SIP).
RNN Presentation (PDF) at the Governor's Summit on Education & Talent.
The Reading Now Network (RNN) began in 2012/13 by studying high performing schools in West Michigan. The original findings of the qualitative study were cited in the Governor’s report chaired by John C. Kennedy. Since then, MASA Region 3 has separated themselves from the rest of the state in achievement around elementary reading and language arts. However, the early indicators of success are not the real story. The true story is around the collaboration and commitment of a 100 districts across Region 3 committed to improve 3rd grade literacy that has begun to spread to multiple regions. Join our panel of presenters to learn about the five findings, the interactive data tool, stories of collaboration and next steps for educators.
Links: RNN Page, goMASA RNN page, and Presentation 04.25.2017
Speakers: Amanda Price, Tom Reeder, Doug Greer, Jean Logan, Okeelah McBride, and Erin Brown.
Using RNN Data to Create Urgency
Rarely does summative data do anything for instruction, however, the RNN has found looking at data differently does create a sense of urgency. This is the building block for improvement (Kotter, 2012). In this session you will gain access to an interactive tool used by the RNN to both identify schools and measure progress compared to similar schools. Participants will also learn how to compare the highest performing schools and why we should not look at the state average. Links of interest may include:
Student Growth using SLOs:
A half day session focused on student growth for educator evaluations will include a streamlined document for student learning objectives. The key slides for the presentation will be posted HERE by the start of the session. Pages of interest for the session will likely include:
The release timeline for the state’s Scorecards, the Top-to-Bottom list and its tools, and the Annual Education Report (AER) is delayed as we coordinate with other state agencies. A new timeline is being established that will provide schools with ample time to communicate with their communities. Information is expected to be available in late January. Until that time, districts may continue to internally use data for instructional purposes, but we ask that the information remain publicly embargoed. Thank you for your patience.
This impacts the release of Focus Schools by MDE and Priority schools by SRO. No action will be taken until after the Scorecard release. Please note that the Annual Education Report will also be delayed.
For more information, visit the AER page.
MERA Fall Conference (11.22.2016)
A collaborative initiative by superintendents across Ottawa and Muskegon ISDs to create a meaningful, simple and compliant process and documentation that will meet state law §1248 and §1249 on teacher performance goals and student growth for educator evaluations. An overview was given at the Fall MERA Conference (PPT) in reference to the Growth Plan (PGP + SLO) Page. More in depth information will be provided at the MSTC on February 14, 2017, registration now available.
Earlier in the morning, State Supt. Brian Whiston shared his story regarding assessment and Michigan's vision for the future. During the presentation, a table summarizing the recommendations of various groups across the state was displayed on the screen. NOTE: This was not written by MDE or approved by MDE, it began with three organizations and has been shared with many others. Here is the most recent iteration of the Assessment Recommendations.
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