Cohort Members will receive a varity 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!

Registration Fees

Member:              $239
Non Member:     $299

Fee includes learning materials, SCECH processing (20), breakfast, and dinner at session 6. NOTE: Individuals that complete all 6 sessions also earn an Assessment Microcredential!

Location - Sessions 1-5 MEMSPA Training Center 1989 N. College Rd Mason, MI 48854

Session #6 Prior to the MEMSPA Summer Leadership Insititute Monday July 30th 1-7 PM @ Kalamazoo Radisson (269)484-4950

MEMSPA & MAC Present...

 Making Sense of ASSESSMENT

a Cohort Series

Principals wear not just many but “every” hat. However, the most important is the hat of “Instructional Leader.” This powerful series is designed to empower and support today’s Instructional Leader! Every Principal will want to experience the MEMSPA and MAC MAKING SENSE OF ASSESSMENT series first hand.

The key learnings of this series include but are NOT limited to:

  • Increasing data literacy
  • Understanding Student Growth
  • Evaluating how to integrate assessment practices and assessment results into action
  • Discussing how to create and/or select high-quality assessments
  • Learning how to plan for student learning success
  • Discussing how to support teachers and plan for success


This will be a cohort format for leaders!  5 of 6 Morning Sessions

(8-noon) will be @ the MEMSPA Training Center Jan. - June & the final session July 30th will be in Kalamazoo @ the MEMSPA Summer Leadership Institute!


“Data Wise”, Improving Student Growth, SLO’s, Student Growth- MDE, Formative Assessment Process, Summative Assessments, SIP’s & Educator Evaluation



This learning opportunity will engage cohort members monthly with rich discussion, examples and research supported material “anchored” by the topics above. The purpose of these sessions is not designed to provide formulas or step-by-step blue prints to success; Rather, this series is offered to develop networking and the building of leader professional capital. With the support to ask better questions, leaders of learning collaborate to generate solutions empowering teachers, students, and each other.

“Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi



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

Click here for more on the series Presenters


Doni St. Amour