MASSP supports an assessment system that minimizes testing time, is relevant to students, and provides high quality data to inform instruction.
Ideally, Michigan's assessment system should consist of:
Michigan must have a high-quality assessment system that takes a reasonable amount of time to administer, is relevant to students, and provides all parties with quality, actionable data that can be used to inform instruction.
For years, our state assessment system was stable, but failed to meet the needs of educators. It was too cumbersome, provided no motivation for students, and results came too late and were of too poor quality to truly drive or inform instruction. Within the last few years, it has been in a state of upheaval.
As the legislature, Michigan Department of Education, Governor's office, and various stakeholders and interest groups inside and outside the education realm continue to debate the shape and future of assessment, MASSP is committed to a clear vision for state mandated assessment at the secondary level: