Please join the Michigan Department of Education as Michigan begins to interpret the "instructional blueprint" to ensure that ALL students have access to effective instruction for meeting the Common Core State Standards.
Registration, SB-CE and agenda information.
LANSING June 10, 2010 - The State Board of Education unanimously adopted today the Common Core Standards - a set of rigorous, college and career-ready K-12 curriculum standards that states across the nation are considering adopting to bring consistency in education across the states.
With this action, Michigan formally adopts the final Common Core Standards that are internationally benchmarked in English Language Arts and mathematics, formalizing Michigan's agreement to integrate the standards into the state's public education system.
Adequate Yearly progress (AYP) is one
of the cornerstones of the federal No
Child Left Behind Act. In Michigan, it’s
a measure of student achievement on
the Michigan Educational Assessment
The law required states to develop goals
for adequate yearly progress, gradually
raising the bar so 100 percent of students
are proficient in English language
arts and math by 2013-14.
In addition to MEAP scores, other
indicators are factored in to determine
whether a school has made sufficient
progress. For elementary and middle
schools, attendance rates are used. For
high schools, graduation rates are used.
AYP applies to each district and school
in the state; however, NCLB sanctions
for schools that do not make adequate
progress for two or more years in a row
only apply to districts and schools that
receive Title 1 funds. Title 1 funds are
federal dollars provided to schools with
high numbers or high percentages of
Schools must ensure that certain
subgroups of students are making
adequate progress. If they do not, then
the school as a whole cannot make AYP.
The subgroups include racial/ethnic
minorities, students with disabilities,
students with limited English proficiency,
and those who are economically
disadvantaged. In Michigan, a subgroup
is counted if there are at least
Schools that don’t make AYP for two
consecutive years are identified for
improvement. A school must meet AYP
requirements for two years in a row to
no longer be identified for improvement. Read more.
The Michigan Education Association is committed to improving the quality of
education for Michigan students in the state’s public schools. As part of its continuing
commitment to deliver quality professional development and improved professional
practice for its members, MEA established a program to provide funding grants to
members, local associations and local professional development committees. MEA’s
Professional Growth & Development (PG&D) Grant projects allow members to plan and
implement conferences, workshops, research or other projects that address educational
needs and professional practice.
The site has resources on Response to Intervention (RTI), including information from noted RTI experts and research papers on the topic. Resources also include future professional development webinairs on RTI, stories from schools and parents related to RTI implementation challenges and learnings, and discussion blogs with RTI experts.
Its purpose is to support effective implementation of RTI by encouraging networking and bringing free resources to 'front-line' educators, parents, and school leaders.
The RTI Action Network Founding Partners are: National Education Association, America Federation of Teachers, International Reading Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) has two new documents in its Response to Intervention (RtI) Blueprint series available for free download and/or purchase of print copies.
The two Blueprints, Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: District Level and Response to Intervention Blueprints for Implementation: School Building Level, provide step-by-step implementation guidelines, resources and tips from RTI implementers with many years of experience. The Blueprints are intentionally designed to provide a framework around which RTI implementation can be built.
NASDSE’s early guides, including Response to Intervention: Policy Considerations and Implementation, have been used by NEA state affiliates and state departments of education and found to be well-researched and informative.
The Blueprints can be downloaded or print copies ordered for just $10 each plus a small shipping and handling fee. Please go to www.nasdse.org for more information. The final document in the series, the State Level Blueprint, will be available in the near future.
October 25, 2010 1:10 PM