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Title: Michigan Merit Examination MME


1
Michigan Merit Examination (MME)
  • Spring 2009 MME Preparation

2
Welcome and Introductions
  • Michigan Department of Education - OEAA
  • Jim Griffiths
  • Pat King

3
Welcome and Introductions
  • ACT
  • Jim Washburn
  • Diane Weyer

4
Todays Agenda
  • Whats new for Spring 2009
  • Who tests in Spring 2009
  • How to conduct a successful test administration
  • MME critical dates and schedule

5
Todays Agenda, continued
  • Review of the test site establishment process
  • Review of testing requirements (facilities
    staffing)
  • Training workshops what to expect, who must
    attend, who should attend
  • Students testing with accommodations

6
Todays Agenda, continued
  • Home school students
  • Non-public school students
  • Helping students prepare for the MME
  • Sources of Information
  • Questions and Answers

7
Questions?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857

8
Whats New
  • Fall Retest eliminated!

9
Whats New for Spring 2009
  • Day 1 ACT Plus Writing
  • No changes

10
Whats New for Spring 2009
  • Added the WorkKeys Locating Information test
  • Day 2 is now WorkKeys only
  • Students are eligible for the National Career
    Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

11
Whats New for Spring 2009
  • All Michigan components will be administered on
    Day 3
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

12
Whats New for Spring 2009
  • 40 minutes each all multiple-choice
  • The Michigan constructed response has been
    eliminated
  • Social Studies is now only one part

13
Whats New for Spring 2009
  • Only selected items from the ACT and WorkKeys
    will contribute to the MME subject scores
  • MME Science based on the high school content
    expectations (HSCE)

14
Who Tests in Spring 2009?
  • Grade 11
  • ALL students who are not taking the MI-Access

15
Who Tests in Spring 2009?
  • Grade 12
  • Students who have not tested previously
  • Students who did not receive a valid MME score in
    all subjects

16
What is a valid MME subject score?
  • Performance Level 1 Advanced
  • Performance Level 2 Proficient
  • Performance Level 3 Partially proficient
  • Performance Level 4 Not proficient

17
MME Subject Score Not Valid
  • No scale score or Performance Level
  • Nonstandard accommodation
  • Did not meet attemptedness
  • Prohibited Behavior
  • Misadministration

18
How to Conduct a Successful MME Test
Administration
19
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

20
How to Conduct a Successful Test Administration,
continued
  • DONT wait until its too late
  • DONT miss DUE DATES
  • Ask Questions Dont assume
  • STATE TESTING is NOT ACT National Testing

21
MME Test Dates
  • Initial Testing (Spring 2009)
  • March 10 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 11 WorkKeys
  • March 12 Michigan Components

22
MME Test Dates
  • Makeup Testing (Spring 2009)
  • March 24 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 25 WorkKeys
  • March 26 Michigan Components

23
MME Test Dates
  • Accommodations Testing Windows (Spring 2009)
  • Day 1 March 10 March 24
  • Day 2 March 11 March 25
  • Day 3 March 12 March 26

24
Major Activities for Spring 2009
  • Establish/renew Michigan high schools as test
    sites by
  • September 19

25
Major Activities for Spring 2009
  • Identify/confirm key staff
  • Test Supervisor (TS)
  • Back-up Test Supervisor (BU)
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)

26
Major Activities for Spring 2009
  • Apply for testing accommodations
  • Train key staff
  • Test Supervisor
  • Back-up Test Supervisor
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator

27
Spring 2009 MME Schedule
28
Spring 2009 MME Schedule
29
Spring 2009 MME Schedule
30
Spring 2009 MME Schedule
31
MME Test Center Renewal/Establishment
  • Renewal/Establishment Packets sent to high
    schools the week of August 25
  • Sent to HS principals
  • Courtesy copy sent to District Assessment
    Coordinators

32
MME Test Center Renewal/Establishment
  • Principals select/confirm your schools Test
    Supervisor, Back-up Test Supervisor, and Test
    Accommodations Coordinator

33
MME Test Center Renewal/Establishment
  • Complete the MME Appointment of Testing Staff
    School Information form
  • Deadline for return of Principals materials
    September 19

34
MME Test Center Renewal/Establishment
  • Review key documents
  • Standard Testing Requirements
  • School Schedule and Site Options for
    Administration of the 2009 Michigan Merit
    Examination

35
Key Documents, continued
  • Summary of Test Administration Policies
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities for Test
    Supervisors and Back-up Test Supervisors

36
Key Documents, continued
  • Qualifications for Test Accommodations
    Coordinators

37
MME Test Center Renewal/Establishment
  • Documents to be returned by September 19, 2008
  • Principals MME Appointment of Testing Staff
    School Information form
  • Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2009 Test
    Supervisor and Facilities Profile

38
MME Test Center Renewal/Establishment, continued
  • Back-up Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2009
    Back-up Test Supervisor Profile
  • Test Accommodations Coordinators - ACT State
    Testing 2009 Test Accommodations Coordinator
    Profile

39
Assessment Sites
  • Preferred site is in a quiet wing of the high
    school
  • School in session for all students, or
  • School for testing students only

40
Assessment Sites, continued
  • Off-site administration
  • Community College
  • ISD/RESA
  • Other public facility
  • Other private facility
  • Each site must be approved by ACT
  • (deadline December 12, 2008)

41
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

42
Assessment Facilities
  • 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

43
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

44
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

45
Exception for Day 2 and Day 3 Only
  • Students permitted in building or wing for
    instructional purposes only
  • Bells
  • Public Announcements
  • Permitted ONLY if hardship situation

46
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

47
Required MME Personnel
  • 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 19

48
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • Test (and Back-up) Test Supervisors have access
    to secure test materials prior to testing.

49
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • To avoid the appearance of a conflict of
    interest, and to protect relatives (children,
    step-children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
    siblings, in-laws, spouses, and persons under
    your guardianship) from allegations of
    impropriety
  • Test (and Backup) Supervisors may not be related
    to any examinee taking the ACT/WorkKeys in
    2008-2009 anywhere in Michigan.
  • Room supervisors and proctors may not assist in a
    room where any relative is being tested

50
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)

51
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • 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)

52
Training Workshops what to expect, who must
attend, who should attend
  • Half Day Training Sessions
  • Workshop materials available at each session

53
Training Workshops what to expect, who must
attend, who should attend
  • ONLY for Named Test Staff -- ALL New 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.

54
Training Workshops what to expect, who must
attend, who should attend
  • What if all staff members have been previously
    trained?
  • Strongly recommend at least one key staff person
    attend

55
Training Workshops what to expect
  • What will be covered
  • Testing Requirements before, during, and after
    testing
  • Procedures for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3
  • Ordering materials
  • Returning materials

56
Training Workshops what to expect
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • Testing with Accommodations
  • In-school training for room supervisors and
    proctors
  • Question and Answers

57
Training Workshops what to expect
  • Arrive Early All Attendees must sign-in
  • This Training Is ONLY for TS, Backup TS, Test
    Accommodations Coordinators, and District
    Assessment Coordinators

58
Training Workshops what to expect
  • If your school staff has not been trained YOUR
    School will NOT be allowed to participate in MME

59
Training Dates and Locations
  • Oct 27 Marquette
  • Oct 28 St. Ignace
  • Oct 29 Cadillac
  • Oct 30 Grand Rapids
  • Oct 31 Kalamazoo
  • Oct 27 University Center
  • Oct 28 Lansing
  • Oct 29 Detroit
  • Oct 30 Warren
  • Oct 31 Novi

60
Students testing with accommodations
  • For the MME Day 1, two types of Accommodations
    will be available
  • ACT - Approved Accommodations
  • State - Allowed Accommodations

61
Students testing with accommodations
  • For Days 2 and Day 3, no approval required, based
    on student IEP, 504 plan, or ELL instruction

62
Training for TACs
  • September 11, 2009
  • MME Accommodations Webcast
  • Especially for Test Accommodations Coordinators
    (TAC)
  • Does not replace the required workshops in
    October
  • Principals ensure your TACs view this training

63
Home School Students
  • Home School students wishing to participate in
    the MME will test at their local public high
    school
  • Local Public Schools will need to work with
    local home school students wishing to take the
    MME

64
Non-Public School Students
  • Non-Public Schools are encouraged to 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

65
Non-Public School Students, continued
  • Participation Model 2
  • Students test at Auxiliary Test Center
  • Accommodated students test at your school
  • No accommodations testing at Auxiliary Test
    Centers

66
Non-Public School Students, continued
  • Complete the appropriate test site establishment
    and testing staff forms and return to ACT by
    September 19

67
Questions?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857

68
Helping Students Prepare for MME
  • Assure that the high schools curriculum is
    aligned to state standards and the high school
    content expectations

69
Helping Students Prepare for MME
  • Assure that course content matches course titles

70
Helping Students Prepare for MME
  • Encourage students to enroll in rigorous college
    preparatory classes (or equivalent ones that
    address the same content with the similar rigor)

71
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

72
Helping to Prepare for MME
  • Become familiar with WorkKeys test formats
  • www.act.org
  • michigan.gov/mme

73
Helping to Prepare for MME
  • Focus on learning the skills defined in the high
    school standards and the High School Content
    Expectations rather than just practicing
    test-taking skills

74
Getting Started Now
  • Review past MME reports/Student Data File
  • 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?

75
Getting Started Now, continued
  • What are the implications of MME results?
  • For counselors - better course-taking advice?
  • For academic departments - improved rigor of
    courses?
  • For districts - More rigorous graduations
    requirements?

76
Key Resources
  • Todays webcast
  • September 11, 2008 - Webcast on MME assessment
    accommodations (http//www.mistreamnet.com, click
    on 'Archived Stream)

77
For Questions and Comments
  • For more information on MME
  • www.michigan.gov/mme
  • (877) 560-8378
  • mme_at_michigan.gov

78
For Questions and Comments
  • For ACT and WorkKeys specific questions
  • ACT and WorkKeys State Testing (800) 553-6244 x
    2800
  • ACT State Testing Accommodations (800) 553-6244 x
    1788
  • mi.mme_at_act.org

79
Questions?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857
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