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2019 Assessment Literacy Institute: Improving Practice & Systems

The MAC introduces our first Assessment Literacy Institute (ALI), a powerful professional learning offering designed to equip consultants, administrators, and teacher-leaders who have a responsibility to lead and work with colleagues to improve their assessment practice and systems.

Participant Outcomes:  Participants will leave with. . .

●       Confidence in using the MAC Assessment Learning Modules and related resources with groups within a variety of professional learning settings and situations.

●       A network of peers to help support ongoing facilitation of assessment literacy.

●       Increased understanding of assessment related content and protocols in the Assessment Learning Modules.

●       A plan of action to flexibly use the Assessment Learning Modules and related resources within the context of their own work.

●       The understanding that participants will share their facilitation ideas and resources with others in the network. 

 Registration Information:

The cost of the Institute, $325.00, includes expert facilitation, Assessment Literacy Institute materials, access to select Assessment Learning Modules, SCECH credit, am coffee/snack, and a light lunch on all 3 days. Lodging for participants will be available, at additional cost, at a facilitated block room rate.

Substantial scholarships are available for up to 15 participants. Those interested must complete and submit an application by July 1, 2019 (value $275.00).  To apply for a scholarship, visit:


Date: August 6,7,8, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: MAC/MEMSPA Offices – Lower Level, 1980 N. College Rd. Mason, MI 48854

Final registration count may result in new location.

To Register:

 For more info contact: Kathy Dewsbury-White 517.816.4520.

 Participant Commitment…

❏           To attend the three-day, 18-hour intensive in mid-Michigan August 6, 7, 8 2019

❏           To engage with presenters, using facilitation guides and protocols to plan & adapt the material to meet the needs of assessment work they anticipate engaging in during the 2019-20 academic year and beyond

❏           To contribute to an evaluation of the Assessment Learning Institute

❏           To promote the shared belief that assessment literate practices and quality assessment systems will result in increased student success

❏           To share case stories related to the use of the materials and resources, modifications, adaptations during the 2019-20 academic years (Required for scholarship participants, encouraged for all)

 Benefits for Assessment Learning Institute Participants…

❏           18 SCECH’s to apply toward professional development requirements

❏           Access to a network of Assessment Facilitators

❏           Support from assessment experts and the use of materials and resources tailored to support improvements to assessment practice and pursuit of effective assessment systems

❏           Access to selected MAC Assessment Learning Modules – at no additional cost – for the 2019-20 academic year

 Michigan Assessment Consortium Module Titles

·         Assessment Systems That Support 21st Century Learners

·         Develop

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* 1. Please provide the contact and demographic data requested below:

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* 2. On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, how would you rate your current assessment literacy?

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* 3. Please describe the type of assessment-related facilitation or responsibilities you have in your current role.

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* 4. Please describe the type of assessment related facilitation or responsibilities you have in an aspirational role/job

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* 5. By indicating yes to this question, I understand and agree to the terms of participation in the 2019 Assessment Literacy Institute as a scholarship recipient, and I commit to attending the 3 day-intensive institute, supplying the requested feedback about use of materials through the 2019-20 academic year, paying the reduced registration fee of $50.00.

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