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State Board of Education

The Michigan Department of Education's investment in these "Advocating Strong Standards-based Induction Support for Teachers" (ASSIST) website resources and instructional modules provides a consistent 24/7 availability of resources to educators across Michigan.

These resources provide an innovative means of transforming teacher induction and mentoring program standards into realistic materials with an on-demand delivery approach. Beginning teachers, mentors and school building administrators have access to research-based frameworks for thinking, learning and teaching for success. Within the ASSIST resources are professional tools for peer-assisted learning, observation tools and documentation systems that promote performance-based learning. The ASSIST materials also provide tools that strengthen instructional leaders' abilities to better motivate and work with high-quality teachers.