Friday, January 12, 2018

Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and STE Teaching



Nominations are now open for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The award alternates each year between teachers of K-6 and 7-12 grade levels. 

This year's awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades K-6. Nominations close on April 1, 2018.

Applications for teachers of grades K-6 are now open and must be completed by May 1, 2018.

To nominate an outstanding math or science teacher, please go to www.paemst.org

Please help us nominate teachers for this prestigious award!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Registrations Now Available for January MCAS Training Sessions

Schools and districts may now register for the following training sessions by following the links in the table below:

Test(s)
Topics
Training Dates
Audience
MCAS grades 3–8 and HS tests
MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations
Overview of accommodations and accessibility features for CBT and PBT
·         for grades 3–8 tests
·         for operational high school tests
New principals, MCAS test coordinators, technology coordinators, special education administrators and supervisors
MCAS grades 3–8 and high school tests and field tests (FTs)/question tryouts (QTs)
Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile
Overview of the Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile (SR/PNP) process for ordering test materials and updating selected accommodations
Principals, MCAS test coordinators, technology coordinators
MCAS HS tests and FTs/QTs
MCAS Test Security and Administration Protocols for High Schools
·         Test security requirements and test administration protocols
·         Participation guidelines
·         Accommodations for operational tests
·         Accommodations and accessibility features for field tests/question tryouts
·         Additional information for new principals
High school principals, MCAS test coordinators

New high school principals are expected to attend this session.Principals who cannot attend may listen to a recording after the session.