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2019 Assessment Literacy Institute: Improving Practice & Systems


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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2019 Assessment Literacy Institute Registration   more info Jul 29, 2019 $325.00 $0.00
2019 Assessment Literacy Institute Scholarship Registration   more info Jul 29, 2019 $50.00 $0.00

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2019 Assessment Literacy Institute: Improving Practice & Systems 

Dates: August 6,7,8, 2019

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
  • Developing A High-Quality Balanced Assessment System
  • Developing Appropriate Assessments
  • Making Meaning From Student Assessments
  • Selecting Appropriate Assessments
  • Understanding the Formative Assessment Process
  • Understanding the Technical Concepts Used in Student Assessment
  • Using Assessment Data Well
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MASON, MI 48854

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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The Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) is a professional association of educators who believe quality education depends on accurate, balanced, and meaningful assessment.

MAC members work to advance assessment literacy and advocate for assessment education and excellence.

The mission of the MAC is to improve student learning and achievement through a system of coherent curriculum, balanced assessment, and effective instruction. We do this by collaboratively...

  • Promoting assessment knowledge and practice.
  • Providing professional learning.
  • Producing and sharing assessment tools and resources.
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