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June 2018

2018 Fall Conferences

Save the date for the AdvancED Michigan Fall Conference, Dream Big, scheduled for October 11. The conference will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The conference will highlight three strands of the continuous improvement journey, with sessions designed to support institutions starting their journey, those well into their journey and those leading the journey. We hope to see you there!

The Fall 2018 Michigan Department of Education School Improvement Conference, Continuously Improving to Support Learning and Learners, is scheduled for November 19 – 20 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. 

Conference highlights include: 
School Improvement Reporting Tools
Focus on Systems 
Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Program Evaluation
Measuring Implementation and Impact
Consolidated Application

The second day of the conference features Keynote Speaker LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. Hear firsthand classroom experiences and advice from LeAnn... “Really? Double the speed of learning if I use the formative assessment process in my classroom? Yes! Research explains how much this one teaching concept can change a classroom, grade level, an entire school and district! In other words, you can’t close gaps with certain tools and differentiate appropriately if you don’t have the formative assessment process occurring.”

Interested? Click here for conference details and registration

2018 School Improvement Reports

The 2018 School and District Reporting Tasks in ASSIST™ have been assigned. Please review the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Reporting Memo outlining the reporting requirements for schools and districts.

School Improvement Support Unit

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Improvement Support Unit provides technical assistance and support for ASSIST™ users. For detailed instructions on submitting reports, please see the Resources section of the AdvancED/MDE website. Note that there are tabs for Schools, Districts, Quick Guides and to locate additional information. Please contact our office if you need further assistance.

Please note that a new screen appears when accessing the ASSIST platform. Users will need to click on the ASSIST logo to access the MDE assigned reporting tasks.

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