MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt)
Invitation to apply to become an MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt) Training Specialist
|From:||Dan Wiener, Administrator of Inclusive Assessment|
Debra Hand, MCAS-Alt Program Specialist
|Date:||August 22, 2012|
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking educators with at least two years of experience compiling MCAS-Alt portfolios to apply to become an MCAS-Alt training specialist for the 2012-2013 school year. Training specialists will serve as resources in their school and district by assisting teachers with the process of creating MCAS-Alt portfolios and working as discussion group leaders during mid-year Department-sponsored portfolio review sessions. Educators who have previously participated as training specialists, as well as those who have not been training specialists in the past, are welcome to apply. Below is a detailed description of MCAS-Alt training specialist requirements and a link to the application:
Please share this information with your building administrator, since he or she will need to approve your application. Applications without administrative approval will not be considered.
This is a competitive application process, and although we would like to accept everyone with an interest, we are not able to do so. Selection criteria include answers provided on the application, geographical region within the state, and grade-level expertise.
Prospective training specialists must complete the 2012-2013 MCAS-Alt training specialist application no later than Wednesday, September 12. If accepted, all pertinent information will be sent via email on September 14.
Any questions should be directed to Debra Hand in the Student Assessment Services Office at 781-338-3625 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your consideration of this opportunity to apply to become a training specialist. Your participation will ensure that the Department meets its commitment to assist teachers to conduct alternate assessments more effectively.
Thank you very much.