Cohort Members will receive a variety of online, print and other media to compliment the content of the series. One book provided with the series is Susan M. Brookhart's How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Assessment Data!

Registration Fees

Member:           $239 
Non Member:   $299 


A 2nd Team Member is FREE

 Fee includes learning materials, SCECH processing (15), meals as appropriate.

Location - Sessions 1 & 2 MEMSPA Training Center 1980 N. College Rd Mason, MI 48854

Sessions 3 Prior to the MEMSPA Summer Leadership Insititute Monday July 30th 5-8PM @ Kalamazoo Radisson (269)484-4950.   Session 4 TBD However it will be during the MEMSPA Summer Institure either July 31 or Aug. 1 Use Code Growth18 when registering for MEMSPA SLI18 for a $50 Discount

MEMSPA & MAC Present...

 The ASSESSMENT Think Tank

a Cohort Series

Are you interested in student growth, making great decisions, and increasing your ability to understand and use data? If so, The ASSESSMENT Think Tank is designed just for YOU!

SERIES BONUS: This opportunity is planned for teams. For each paid Registeration- a team member is FREE!

In this Cohort teams will work together to develop understanding and practical approaches for:

  • Understanding and using data 
  • Understanding student growth
  • Evaluating assessment practices and assessment results 
  • Discussing how to create and/or select high-quality assessments
  • Utilizing assessment resources and networks

Special Bonus: Individuals may elect to earn an Assessment Micro-Credential



This will be a cohort format.  

Session 1- Feb. 8th MEMSPA Training Center 8-3:30

Session 2- April 25th MEMSPA Training Center 8-3:30

Session 3- July 30th 5-8 PM ( the evening before the MEMSPA Summer Leadership Institute)

Session 4- July 31 or Aug. 1 TBD (Part of the MEMSPA Summer Leadership Institute 1-Intensive Session 3 hr.) 


Assessment Think Tank Cohort use Code Growth18 for a $50 discount at the

MEMSPA Summer Leadership Institute



The materials, activities, and discussions planned for the series will support teams with current needs in educaiton such as 

  • 3rd Grade Reading Legislation
  • SIP and the continuous planning process
  • Educator Evaluation and goal setting with teachers
  • Literacy across mulitple subjects
  • Grit, growth mindset vs. fixed mindset
  • And many others as dictated by the Cohort...

“Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi



Jim Gullen- MAC, Doni St. Amour- MEMSPA, Keith Smith- Superintendent, Martin Chaffee- Oakland Schools, & Kim Young- FAME

BONUS: An important thread to this series includes GUEST Principals from MEMSPA Members Schools putting learning into context. "Guest" Principals are listed on the Series Calendar.

Click here for more on the series Presenters 


Doni St. Amour