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Title: 2006 2007 Training Workshop


1
Michigan Merit Examination (MME)
  • 2006 -2007 Training Workshop
  • September 12, 2006

2
Welcome and Introductions
3
Welcome and Introductions
  • Edward Roeber Office of Educational Assessment
    Accountability
  • Pat King Office of Educational Assessment
    Accountability
  • Brian Strauss Pearson Educational Measurement
  • Craig Walker ACT

4
Introducing the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)
5
MEAP or MME?
  • Use of the MME has not been approved yet
  • MDE has applied for permission to use MME
  • USED Peer Review is now under way
  • Deadline for approval is November 1
  • Proceeding on the assumption that MME will occur
    in Spring 2007
  • Will notify schools later if MME will NOT occur
    this spring

6
Fall MEAP High School Test
  • Fall MEAP retesting (late October-early November,
    2006) for high school seniors ONLY
  • English Language Arts (Reading and Writing),
    Mathematics, and Science for the Merit Award
  • Social Studies also assessed but does not count
    for the Merit Award
  • NO MEAP assessment for sophomores or juniors
  • Dual enrollment candidates need to take the PLAN
    or PSAT to seek dual enrollment

7
2006-07 High School Assessment
  • 2006-2007 (Assuming Federal Approval)
  • Tenth Graders - PLAN or PSAT for dual enrollment
  • Local district selects test state sets
    qualification score(s)
  • Student or school district pays the testing cost
    (no state reimbursement)
  • Eleventh Graders
  • MME in the Spring only
  • Twelfth Graders
  • MEAP HST to complete Merit Award (Fall and/or
    Spring)

8
MME Assessment Design
  • English Language Arts
  • ACT Reading, Writing, and English
  • WorkKeys Reading for Information test
  • Michigan Social Studies constructed response item
  • Mathematics
  • ACT Mathematics
  • Selected ACT Science items
  • WorkKeys Applied Mathematics test
  • Michigan items
  • Science
  • ACT Science
  • Michigan items
  • Social Studies
  • All Michigan items

9
Michigan Merit Examination Components and Score
Contributions
10
Todays Agenda
11
Todays Agenda
  • How to conduct a successful test administration
  • Review of the MME schedule and critical dates
  • Review of the test site establishment process
  • Review of testing requirements (facilities
    staffing)
  • Training workshops what to expect, who must
    attend
  • Students testing with accommodations
  • Home school students

12
Todays Agenda - continued
  • Non-public school students
  • Enrollment materials orders
  • Helping students prepare for the MME
  • Sources of Information
  • Questions and Answers

13
How to Conduct a Successful Test Administration
  • Become familiar with MME procedures and calendar
  • Assign responsibilities
  • Manage the test day schedule
  • Read all training materials and supervisor
    manuals
  • DONT Wait until its too late
  • DONT miss DUE DATES
  • Ask Questions Dont assume
  • STATE TESTING is NOT ACT National Testing or MEAP

14
Review of the MME Schedule and Critical Dates
15
MME Assessment Administration
  • Initial Testing (Spring 2007)
  • March 13 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 14 WorkKeys Michigan Mathematics
  • March 14, 15, or 16 Michigan Science and Social
    Studies
  • Makeup Testing (Spring 2007)
  • March 27 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 28 WorkKeys Michigan Mathematics
  • March 28, 29, or 30 Michigan Science and Social
    Studies
  • Accommodations Testing Windows (Spring 2007)
  • Day 1 - March 13 March 27
  • Day 2 - March 14 March 28
  • Day 2, 3, or 4 - March 14 March 30
  • Reminder Only for high school juniors

16
MME Assessment Administration
  • Grade 12 - Retest Administration (Fall 2007)
  • Saturday, October 27, 2007 (ACT National Test
    Date) ACT Plus Writing
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - WorkKeys Michigan
    Math
  • October 30, 31, or November 1 - Michigan Science
    and Social Studies
  • Accommodations Testing Windows (Fall 2007)
  • ACT Plus Writing Oct 27 Nov 10
  • WorkKeys Michigan Math Oct 30 Nov 13
  • Michigan Science and SS Oct 30 Nov 15

17
Future Administration Dates
18
Major Fall (2006) MME Activities
  • Establish Michigan high schools as test sites
  • Identify key staff
  • Test Supervisor
  • Back-up Test Supervisor
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator
  • Apply for testing accommodations
  • Train key staff
  • Test Supervisor
  • Back-up Test Supervisor
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator

19
MME Fall (2006) Schedule
20
MME Fall (2006)Schedule
21
MME (2006-2007)Schedule
22
Review of the Test Site Establishment Process
23
MME Test Center Establishment
  • Establishment Packets sent to high schools just
    before Labor Day
  • Sent to HS principals
  • Courtesy copy sent to ISD District Assessment
    Coordinators
  • Principals select your schools Test
    Supervisor, Back-up Test Supervisor, and Test
    Accommodations Coordinator. Then complete the MME
    Appointment of Testing Staff School
    Information form.
  • Deadline for return of Principals materials
    September 29

24
MME Test Center Establishment
  • Review key documents
  • Standard Testing Requirements
  • School Schedule and Site Options for
    Administration of the 2007 Michigan Merit
    Examination
  • Summary of Test Administration Policies
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities for Test
    Supervisors and Back-up Test Supervisors
  • Qualifications for Test Accommodations
    Coordinators

25
MME Test Center Establishment
  • Documents to be returned by September 29, 2006
  • Principals MME Appointment of Testing Staff
    School Information form.
  • Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2007 Test
    Supervisor and Facilities Profile
  • Back-up Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2007
    Back-up Test Supervisor Profile
  • Test Accommodations Coordinators - Michigan (MME)
    ACT State Testing 2007 Test Accommodations
    Coordinator Profile

26
Review of Testing Requirements Facilities and
Staffing
27
Assessment Sites
  • Preferred site is in a quiet wing of the high
    school
  • School in session for all students, or
  • School for juniors only
  • Off-site administration
  • Community College
  • ISD/RESA
  • Other public facility
  • Other private facility
  • Each site must be approved by ACT

28
Assessment Facilities
  • Choice of testing rooms for standard time
    administration
  • Uncrowded seating prefer classrooms with 25-30
    examinees
  • Manageable security prefer no more than 100
    examinees in one room
  • Good lighting, comfortable temperature, quiet
    atmosphere
  • Adequate writing surfaces
  • No lapboards permitted temporary surfaces
    resting on chair arms or back of chair in front
    must be reviewed and approved by ACT
  • Must accommodate both test booklet and answer
    document

29
Assessment Facilities
  • Seating arrangements (Applies Equally to Desks
    and Tables)
  • Seats must be assigned by testing staff as
    students enter room
  • Minimum of 3 feet apart side-to-side (measured
    shoulder-to-shoulder)
  • Minimum of 3 feet apart front-to-back (measured
    head-to-head)
  • All students must face the same direction,
    directly behind one another

30
Assessment Facilities
  • Freedom from distractions
  • No one not involved in testing may be in the room
  • Uninterrupted testing period required for all
    days of testing
  • No unnecessary noises (bells, public address
    systems, etc. must be turned off)
  • Testing rooms must be separated from regular
    school activities

31
Required MME Personnel
  • Test Supervisor
  • Responsible for all MME assessment activities
  • Responsible for all testing materials
  • Back-up Test Supervisor
  • Responsible to serve if Test Supervisor unable to
    do so
  • Will assist the Test Supervisor
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator
  • Assures that each student requiring
    accommodations applies for them - ACT-approved or
    state-allowed
  • Coordinates all Accommodations Testing for your
    school
  • These personnel needed in each high school
  • Named by September 29

32
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • Test (and Back-up) Test Supervisors have access
    to secure test materials prior to testing.
  • To avoid the appearance of a conflict of
    interest, and to protect relatives (siblings,
    children, step-children, grandchildren, nieces,
    nephews) and wards from allegations of
    impropriety
  • Test (and Backup) Supervisors may not be related
    to any examinee taking the ACT/WorkKeys in
    2006-2007 anywhere in Michigan.
  • Room supervisors and proctors may not assist in a
    room where any relative is being tested

33
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • TACs May not be related to or guardian of any
    examinee participating in MME accommodations
    testing anywhere in Michigan this year. (see list
    of relatives / guardians on prior slide)
  • Testing staff supporting accommodations May not
    be involved in coaching high school athletics or
    college athletics (applicable only if student
    testing with accommodations participates in
    athletics)

34
Other Assessment Personnel
  • Required number of qualified assistants per room
  • 1 room supervisor required for each room,
  • Plus 1 proctor for every 25 examinees in the room
    after the first 25 (i.e., 26-501 51-752
    76-1003)
  • Testing staff may not be
  • Involved in test preparation for commercial gain
    outside of normal teaching responsibilities
  • Enrolled in high school

35
Other Test Administration Requirements
36
Assessment Administration
  • Test Supervisors and TACs are responsible for
    training the staff that will assist them during
    the testing (e.g., room supervisor, proctors,
    readers)
  • Assessment administration staff will need to
    review procedures at least 30 minutes prior to
    the start of testing.
  • Students assigned seating

37
Assessment Administration
  • No food or drink are permitted in testing room(s)
    this applies to both staff and examinees.
  • Schedule adjustments will be necessary for
    students with different schedules (e.g., night
    classes)
  • All test sites must test on the designated test
    days with testing as the first activity of the
    morning, starting no later than 9 am.

38
Security
  • Receipt, check-in, and verification of test
    booklets by serial numbers
  • Restricted access at all times from moment of
    receipt to return (documented chain of custody)
  • Answer documents not returned to students after
    test responses are gridded
  • Immediate and complete return of all Day 1
    materials to ACT and all Day 2 (2, 3, or 4)
    materials to Pearson Educational Measurement as
    outlined in return of materials procedures

39
Security
  • Identification of examinees at check in (personal
    recognition or photo ID)
  • Direct consultation with ACT to handle testing
    irregularities for Day 1
  • Direct consultation with Pearson Educational
    Measurement to handle testing irregularities for
    Day 2 Day 2,3, or 4
  • Unannounced observation of assessment
    administration in selected schools

40
Exact Timing of the Tests
  • More than one timepiece must be used in each room
    to ensure back-up
  • Time remaining may not be posted
  • All timing instructions must be read verbatim
    from the supervisors manuals

41
Documentation of Test Day Procedures
  • Testing Staff List returned with answer documents
  • Roster, Seating Diagram, Test Book Count Form,
    and Testing Time Verification Form returned for
    each room
  • Testing Irregularity Report Form(s) returned with
    answer documents
  • Scanable - Supervisors Report Form (Day 1) and
    School ID Sheet (Day 2 Day 2,3,or 4) completed
    accurately

42
Training Workshops
43
Training Workshops what to expect, who must
attend
  • Half Day Training Sessions
  • Workshop materials available at each session
  • ONLY for Named Test Staff -- ALL Test
    Supervisors, Back-up Test Supervisors, and Test
    Accommodations Coordinators are Required to
    Attend. Ideally, testing staff from each school
    will attend the same workshop session.

44
Training Workshops what to expect, who must
attend
  • What will be covered
  • Testing Requirements before, during, and after
    testing
  • Procedures for Day 1, Day 2, and Days 2, 3, or 4
  • Ordering materials
  • Returning materials
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • Testing with Accommodations
  • In-school training room supervisors and
    proctors
  • Question and Answers

45
Training Workshops what to expect, who must
attend
  • Arrive Early All Attendees must sign-in
  • THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR TS, Backup TS, Test
    Accommodations Coordinators, and District
    Coordinators.
  • A portion of the training will be via video you
    will have the opportunity to take a copy of the
    video with you following your training.
  • If your school staff has not been trained YOUR
    School will NOT be allowed to participate in MME.

46
Training Dates and Locations
  • Training will be conducted
  • November - 2006
  • Nov 7 Marquette
  • Nov 7 Alpena
  • Nov 8 Escanaba
  • Nov 8 Mt Pleasant
  • Nov 9 Traverse City
  • Nov 13 Kent County
  • Nov 13 Oakland County
  • Nov 14 Kalamazoo
  • Nov 14 Macomb County

47
Training Dates and Locations
  • December 2006
  • Dec 6 Wayne County
  • Dec 14 Lansing

48
Following the Training
  • Testing staff must read and be familiar with both
    the Day 1 and Days 2 (2-4) supervisors manuals
    (included with training materials)
  • The Test Supervisor must organize an in-school
    (before test day) completion of all Day 1
    pre-test information sections of the ACT Plus
    Writing and ensure ID labels are correctly
    affixed to each Day 1 answer folder.

49
Following the Training
  • The Test Supervisor must organize a separate
    in-school (before test day) completion of Day 2
    and Day 2, 3, or 4 Answer Folder demographic
    information and ensure ID labels are correctly
    affixed to each Day 2 and Day 2,3,or 4 answer
    folder.
  • A local training session for all staff is
    required before testing (conducted by the Test
    Supervisor at each school) A separate training
    session is required for all staff who will be
    supporting students testing with accommodations
    (conducted by the TAC at each school).
  • Plan ahead!

50
Students testing with accommodations
51
Students testing with accommodations
  • For the MME two types of Accommodations will be
    available
  • ACT Approved Accommodations
  • State Allowed Accommodations

52
Training for TACs
  • October 18, 2006 MME Accommodations Training
    Workshop
  • Training video conference from Wayne RESA
  • 230 400 PM
  • Information about the session will be available
    shortly
  • Especially for Test Accommodations Coordinators
    (TAC)
  • Does not replace the required workshops in Nov
    Dec
  • Principals ensure your TACs attend this
    training

53
Before the October 18th TAC Training
  • Review materials on the MME website
    www.michigan.gov/mme
  • MME Accommodations Summary Table, Spring 2007
  • Procedures for Requesting ACT Test Accommodations
    for Day 1 of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME)
    March 2007
  • March 2007 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Day 1
    Request for ACT-Approved Test Accommodations
  • Application for State Allowed Accommodations
    March 2007 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Day
    1
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator Header (for 2007
    ACT State Testing)

54
Home School and Non-Public School Students
55
Home School Students
  • Home School students wishing to participate in
    the MME will test at their local public high
    school
  • The home school community has been notified of
    this opportunity
  • Local Public Schools will need to work with
    local home school students wishing to take the
    MME

56
Non-Public School Students
  • Non-Public Schools may participate in MME
  • Participation Model 1 fully participate in all
    facets of MME to support your students and
    establish your school as an MME test site
  • Participation Model 2 allow your students who
    are interested in taking the MME to test at one
    of 8 auxiliary test sites throughout the state on
    the designated weekday test dates. If any of
    your interested students require accommodations,
    agree to submit the necessary documentation and
    administer the accommodated testing in your
    school on the designated testing dates.
  • Complete the appropriate test site establishment
    and testing staff forms and return to ACT by Sept
    29

57
Enrollment and Materials Ordering
58
On Line Enrollment
  • Log into the state site
  • www.Michigan.gov/oeaa-secure
  • New users will need to obtain a user ID and
    password from their school district administrator
    of the OEAA secure site.
  • OEAA Secure Site user manual is located on
    OEAA-login screen. Provides step by step
    instruction on how to maneuver through the site.
  • Email meap_at_michigan.gov with any questions or
    concerns with the OEAA site.

59
Select Additional Orders Shipment Tracking
60
Select Appropriate Tab
61
Select Profile Tab
62
Profile Tab
  • Verify that the MME Test Supervisor, Back up Test
    Supervisor and Test Accommodation Coordinator
    information is accurate.
  • Changes can NOT be made to this screen.
  • Contact ACT if updates are needed.

63
Enrollment Tab
  • Select MME Test Cycle

64
Enrollment Tab
  • The Enrollment Screen has links
  • Detail Instructions
  • Enrollment
  • Supplemental Enrollment
  • Please read detailed instructions then select the
    enrollment link.

65
Select Enrollment Link
66
Enrollment Link
  • Test Supervisor will need to update the
    enrollment screen.
  • Enrollment window Nov 1 -17, 2006.
  • Validate the number of students taking
    assessment. Update if necessary.
  • Enter the number and type of accommodation
    materials needed per subject for WorkKeys and
    Michigan components.

67
Select Supplemental Enrollment Link
68
Supplemental Enrollment Link
  • Provide Spring Break dates for your school.
  • Identify your schools hours of operation for
    materials delivery and pickup.

69
Next Steps
  • Obtain a user ID and password for the OEAA secure
    site if you dont currently have one.
  • Validate the MME Test Supervisor, Back Up Test
    Supervisor and Test Accommodations Coordinator
    information is accurate
  • Enrollment window of November 1-17
  • Verify student enrollment
  • Order accommodation materials

70
Helping Students Prepare for the MME
71
Helping Students Prepare for MME
  • Assure that the high schools curriculum is
    aligned to state standards and benchmarks, the
    new high school content expectations, and
    ACT-assessed standards
  • Assure that course content matches course titles
  • Encourage students to enroll in rigorous college
    preparatory classes (or equivalent ones that
    address the same content with the similar rigor)

72
Helping Students Prepare for MME
  • Have students participate in reasonable ACT prep
    activities
  • Use ACT or commercial products to practice taking
    a timed test
  • Become comfortable with the test formats
  • Focus on learning the skills defined in the
    standards and benchmarks rather than just
    practicing test-taking skills

73
Getting Started Now
  • Review past ACT high school reports
  • What percent of students take the ACT?
  • What percent of students take recommended college
    core courses?
  • What is the performance of students taking
    college core versus those who did not?
  • What are the trends over time?
  • What are the implications of ACT results?
  • For counselors - better course-taking advice?
  • For academic departments - improved rigor of
    courses?
  • For districts - More rigorous graduations
    requirements?

74
Sources of Information
75
Key Resources
  • March 6, 2006 - Video conference on MME
    assessment accommodations (DVD/videotape
    available from Wayne RESA videostreamed as well
    http//www.mistreamnet.com, click on 'Archived
    Stream.
  • April 27, 2006 - Video conference on 2006-2007
    MME plans (DVD/videotape available from Wayne
    RESA videostreamed as well http//www.mistreamn
    et.com, click on 'Archived Stream.
  • www.michigan.gov/mme - website has considerable
    resources check it periodically

76
For Questions and Comments
  • Edward Roeber
  • (517) 373-0739 voice
  • Roebere_at_michigan.gov
  • Pat King
  • (517) 335-6780 voice
  • KingPat_at_michigan.gov
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Office of Educational Assessment Accountability
  • P.O. Box 30008
  • Lansing, MI 48909
  • www.michigan.gov/mme

77
For Questions and Comments Regarding
Accommodations
  • Peggy Dutcher (for questions regarding
    accommodations for student with disabilities)
  • (517) 335-0471 voice
  • Dutcherp_at_michigan.gov
  • Marilyn Roberts (for questions regarding
    accommodations for English Language Learners
    (ELL))
  • (517) 335-0567 voice
  • Robertsm_at_michigan.gov

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For More Information
  • For more information on MME
  • www.michigan.gov/mme
  • For MDE assessment questions
  • (877) 560-TEST (8378)
  • For ACT specific questions
  • ACT State Testing (800) 553-6244 x 2800
  • ACT State Testing Accommodations (800) 553-6244 x
    1788
  • mi.mme_at_act.org
  • For Pearson Educational Measurement
  • (800) 204-4109

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