The average big-city public school student takes 112 mandatory standardized tests between kindergarten and 12th grade. In 2016, the Michigan State Legislature passed a law mandating the closure of all Detroit schools in the bottom 5% of Michigan schools for three years in a row. High stakes school accountability, or attaching consequences to standardized tests, is now a major factor in Detroit's education landscape. What are the impacts? What are the concerns? What should we do?
what is the conference?
The Semi-Annual Membership Conference is a central gathering of our members and partner organizations from all across the city of Detroit. We share the tremendous work that 482 members have done over the previous six months, plan our next steps as an organization together, and learn about a critical topic in education. It is a great opportunity for existing members to share in the decision-making of the organization and for those who are thinking about joining the movement to get their feet wet.
8:30am - Registration and Breakfast open
10:00am - Welcome
10:15am - Understanding School Closure: report by 482Forward Research Committee
10:30am - Workshop A
11:50am - Plenary A
12:00pm - Lunch
12:50pm - Workshop B
2:00pm - Plenary B
2:10pm - Awards
2:25pm - Raffle and Close
Understanding Michigan's School Accountability Framework - Randy Liepa, Wayne RESA
Our Children Are Brilliant! Myths, Truths, and Biases About Standardized Assessments - Ronetta Wards, Achievement Network
A New School Grading System for Detroit - Katie Rae Stolper and Stephanie Young, Community Education Commission
Panel: Perspectives on the Third-Grade Reading Law - Naomi Norman, Ammerah Saidi, Thomas Stallworth
How to Make in Impact in Lame Duck and the Next Legislative Session - Renell Weathers, Michigan League for Public Policy
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A New school grading system for detroit
Understanding michigan's school accountability framework
our children are brilliant! myths, truths, and biases about standardized tests