Sound policy paves the way for best practice to flourish. The MAC advocates at the state and national levels for effective policies to influence best practice. We help educators and others understand and use best practice through our professional learning opportunities.
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We believe that aspirations to educate all students to high levels can be realized with a strong commitment for all educators to achieve some basic level of assessment literacy.Explore Topic
We support policies and practices that permit teachers to demonstrate their effectiveness through the use of multiple, instructionally-sensitive measures that are authentic to their discipline.Explore Topic
We believe the assessment information elicited and provided to students and the habits students develop through the formative assessment process account for development of life-long learner agency.Explore Topic
We believe the state of Michigan and its school districts can have systems of assessment that both advance AND certify learning and achievement. Any educational accountability system should measure what matters most.Explore Topic
We believe every child should have access to a quality, K-12 articulated arts curriculum, taught by teachers certified in the disciplines.Explore Topic
We believe that state and local assessment systems should employ methods that provide students opportunities to show what they know and can do in authentic contexts, drawing on higher-order thinking.Explore Topic