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Title: Michigan Merit Examination Test Accommodations for Special Populations IEP, 504, and ELL


1
Michigan Merit Examination Test Accommodations
for Special Populations (IEP, 504, and ELL)
  • Office of Educational Assessment and
    Accountability

2
Welcome and Introductions
3
Welcome and Introductions
  • Peggy Dutcher MDE/OEAA
  • Marilyn Roberts MDE/OEAA
  • Peg Dana ACT
  • Gretchen Holt ACT

4
Submitting Questions Today
  • Via Email answers_at_resa.net
  • FAX 734-334-1857

5
Purpose of Presentation
6
Purpose of Presentation
  • To help each schools MME Test Accommodations
    Coordinator (TAC) work with IEP, 504 Plan, and
    ELL teams to request MME accommodations and order
    test materials for spring 2007.

7
Purpose of Presentation
  • Michigan Merit Examination assessment
    accommodations
  • Making decisions, ordering materials, and
    submitting accommodation requests
  • Procedures and deadlines before test materials
    shipped to schools

8
Overview of Presentation
9
Overview of Presentation
  • Review TAC qualifications and responsibilities
  • MME Accommodations Summary Table for Spring 2007
  • Important dates
  • Ordering materials for WorkKeys and Michigan
    components

10
Overview of Presentation
  • Procedures for applying for Day 1 (ACT) test
    accommodations
  • Understand difference between ACT-approved
    state-allowed accommodations
  • Accommodations for ELL students

11
MME Test Accommodation Coordinator (TAC)
12
MME Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)
  • TAC appointed for each school
  • District staff may assist
  • Correspondence and test materials go to schools
    TAC
  • Critical role both before and during testing

13
MME TAC Qualifications
  • Not related to anyone taking MME with
    accommodations
  • Proficient in English
  • Experienced in testing
  • Staff member of school
  • Control of locked storage

14
MME TAC Qualifications
  • To avoid conflict of interest, not
  • Private tutor paid by family
  • Engaged in test prep for commercial gain
  • Coaching high school or college athletics

15
MME TAC Primary Roles
  • Understand Spring 2007 MME Accommodations Summary
    Table
  • Determine which students need which
    accommodations
  • Consider all ELL students
  • Consider all students with IEP or 504 Plan

16
MME TAC Primary Roles
  • Coordinate local accommodations decisions for
    WorkKeys and Michigan components
  • Order materials between November 1-17, 2006

17
MME TAC Primary Roles
  • Determine which ACT request form to submit for
    each student
  • Coordinate completion of forms
  • Send forms with documentation and TAC Header by
    required deadline(s)

18
MME TAC Primary Roles
  • Attend MME Training Workshop in November or
    December
  • Train local staff before testing
  • Receive test materials and coordinate test
    administration

19
MME Accommodations Summary Table
20
Submitting Questions Today
  • Via Email answers_at_resa.net
  • FAX 734-334-1857

21
MME Accommodations Summary Table Spring 2007
  • Download from www.michigan.gov/mme
  • Latest version August 25, 2006
  • Introduction (pages 1-4) reviews components and
    MME test days

22
MME Test Days
  • Day 1 the ACT Plus Writing
  • Day 2 WorkKeys Reading and Mathematics, plus
    Michigan Mathematics
  • Day 2, 3, or 4 Michigan Science and Social
    Studies

23
MME Accommodations Spring 2007
  • Day 1 the ACT Plus Writing
  • Accommodations must be requested from ACT
  • Two different request forms ACT-Approved or
  • State-Allowed

24
MME Accommodations Spring 2007
  • Day 2 and Day 2, 3, or 4 WorkKeys and Michigan
    components
  • Order materials Nov. 1-17 based on local
    decisions
  • Dont wait for Day 1 decisions

25
Reading MME Accommodations Summary Table
26
Reading the MME Accoms Summary Table Spring 2007
  • Accommodation (1st column)
  • Timing/Scheduling (1-4)
  • Setting (5-17)
  • Presentation (18-61)
  • Response (62-81)

27
Reading the MME Accoms Summary Table Spring 2007
  • Michigan Components MME Scores (2nd column)
  • Standard or Non-Standard
  • IEP, 504, and ELL separate
  • Same as MEAP unless shaded (25, 27, 42, 54, 61,
    67)

28
Example Timing/Scheduling Extended Time (1)
  • BIG CHANGE FROM MEAP
  • WorkKeys and Michigan Component
  • TIMED!!
  • Maximum time of 3 hours

29
Example Presentation Reader (42)
  • BIG CHANGE FROM MEAP
  • No separate Michigan ELA component
  • Reader is standard on ALL components of the MME

30
Reading the MME Accoms Summary Table Spring 2007
  • May Request (3rd column)
  • Yes if available to request
  • 17 accommodations are local decisions for any
    student
  • (4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 33, 34,
    35, 47, 48, 53)

31
Reading the MME Accoms Summary Table Spring 2007
  • ACT Comments (4th column)
  • Read to understand any restrictions (e.g.,
    two-week testing window for 3)

32
Reading the MME Accoms Summary Table Spring 2007
  • College Reportable ACT Scores (5th column)
  • Only if all accommodation(s) that require
    approval and are used by student were approved by
    ACT for that student

33
How to Order Accommodated WorkKeys and Michigan
Materials
34
WorkKeys and Michigan Components
  • No separate request forms
  • Materials ordered must be supported by
    accommodations provided in school
  • Account for ELL students plus students with IEPs
    or 504 Plans

35
WorkKeys and Michigan Components
  • May be different than Day 1
  • Order accommodated materials through online
    enrollment
  • Nov. 1-17, 2006
  • www.Michigan.gov/oeaa-secure

36
How to Apply for MME Day 1 Accommodations
37
Why Will ACT Review Day 1 Accommodations Requests?
  • ACT Guiding Principles
  • 1. Ensure all college-reported scores are
    comparable from all ACT test administrations by
    applying same review policies

38
Why Will ACT Review Day 1 Accommodations Requests?
  • ACT Guiding Principles
  • 2. Ensure fairness for ALL ACT examinees those
    seeking accommodations and those testing under
    standard conditions

39
Which Laws Apply?
  • ACT provides test accommodations for students
    with disabilities in accordance with Title III of
    the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

40
Which Laws Apply?
  • ADA
  • Anti-discrimination statute
  • Intended for equal access, not equal outcome
  • Average person standard

41
Which Laws Apply?
  • Schools provide accommodations to students with
    disabilities under IDEA or Section 504 of the
    Rehabilitation Act.
  • Intended to optimize success

42
Which Laws Apply?
  • Schools provide accommodations to English
    Language Learners (ELLs) to meet No Child Left
    Behind (NCLB) requirements.
  • ACT facilitates accommodations for ELLs for NCLB
    purposes.

43
Fall 2006 Mailing to TAC
  • Included
  • Checklist of dates with deadlines
  • Procedures for Requesting ACT Test
    Accommodations for Day 1 of MME

44
Fall 2006 Mailing to TAC
  • Included
  • ACT-Approved Request Form
  • State-Allowed Application
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator Header
  • Also at www.michigan.gov/mme

45
Requesting MME Day 1 Test Accommodations
  • Decide which one request form to submit for each
    student
  • ACT-Approved
  • State-Allowed

46
Requesting ACT-Approved Accommodations
  • Request ACT-Approved accommodations for
    students
  • With professionally diagnosed and documented
    disabilities
  • Current IEP or 504 Plan

47
ACT-Approved Test Formats Available
  • Regular Type (10-point)
  • Large Type (18-point)
  • Braille
  • Audio Cassette
  • Audio DVD
  • Readers Script

48
Requesting State-Allowed Accommodations
  • Submit application for State-Allowed
    accommodations
  • Now for ELL students without disabilities
  • Later for students with disabilities whose
    requests have been denied

49
State-Allowed Test Formats Available
  • ACT-Approved, plus ELL formats
  • English Video (DVD or VHS)
  • Spanish Audiocassette
  • Spanish Video (DVD or VHS)
  • Arabic Audiocassette
  • Arabic Video (DVD or VHS)

50
MME Day 1 Application Receipt Deadlines
  • December 1, 2006 for ACT-Approved
    accommodations
  • January 10, 2007 for State-Allowed
    accommodations
  • Late transfers, broken arms, etc.

51
Documentation Needed for ACT-Approved Requests
52
ACT-Approved Accommodations
  • Documentation must meet guidelines that qualified
    professionals consider appropriate
  • Evidence of accommodations used previously in
    similar setting

53
ACT-Approved Accommodations
  • Guidelines for documentation
  • MME Day 1 Procedures Document
  • Additional Details
  • www.actstudent.org
  • (select Students with Disabilities)

54
ACT-Approved Accommodations Eligibility
  • Professionally diagnosed disability that
    precludes testing with standard time or requires
    multiple days
  • Current confirmation of diagnosis
  • Current school accommodations

55
Documentation for ACT-Approved Accommodations
  • When/who first diagnosed?
  • Reconfirmed within last 3 years
  • Copy of test accommodations page from current IEP
    or copy of current 504 accommodation plan with
    students name

56
Documentation for ACT-Approved Accommodations
  • NOTE If disability first diagnosed or if plan
    first started within last 12 months, complete
    written diagnostic documentation is required.

57
Documentation for ACT-Approved Accommodations
  • NOTE Complete documentation is required if
    visual, hearing, psychological, emotional, or
    physical disorder.

58
Requesting ACT-Approved Test Accommodations
59
Submitting Questions Today
  • Via Email answers_at_resa.net
  • FAX 734-334-1857

60
If ACT-Approved
  • January 2007 TAC receives preliminary roster
  • February 2007 TAC receives individual student
    approval letters and final roster

61
If Not ACT-Approved
  • ACT sends letter inviting more information
  • Sent to TAC at school
  • Application for State-Allowed Accommodations
    included with letter

62
Requests for ACT-Approved Reconsideration
  • Letter from ACT invites submission of missing
    information
  • If available, submit in writing by specified
    deadline
  • Fax responses encouraged

63
Requests for ACT-Approved Reconsideration
  • If NOT available, choose one of following
  • Test with standard materials and standard time
  • Submit Application for State-Allowed
    Accommodations

64
Applying for State-Allowed Accommodations
  • ELL students who will
  • Use extended time
  • Use an accommodated format
  • Use bilingual glossary or dictionary
  • Write responses in test booklet

65
Applying for State-Allowed Accommodations
  • Students with disabilities whose request is
    denied by ACT
  • Students/parents sign form to acknowledge
    understanding scores will not be reported to
    colleges

66
Applying for State-Allowed Accommodations
  • February 2007 TAC receives separate roster of
    all students testing with State-Allowed
    Accommodations
  • February 2007 State-Allowed test materials
    shipped separately

67
Applying for State-Allowed Test Accommodations
68
Whats Next?
69
MME Training Workshops
70
Training Workshops What to Expect
  • Halfday training session
  • Workshop materials available at each session
  • A portion of training will be via video you
    will have opportunity to take a copy of the video
    with you following your training

71
Training Workshops Who Must Attend
  • ONLY for Named Test Staff -- ALL Test
    Supervisors, Back-up Test Supervisors, and Test
    Accommodations Coordinators required to attend
  • Ideally, test staff from each school attend same
    workshop session

72
Training Workshops What Will Be Covered
  • Testing Requirements before, during, and after
    testing
  • Test day procedures for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 2,
    3, or 4
  • Ordering, receiving, storing, returning secure
    materials

73
Training Workshops What Will Be Covered
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • In-school training room supervisors and
    proctors
  • Documenting irregularities
  • Scheduling makeup testing

74
Training Workshops What Will Be Covered
  • Testing with accommodations
  • Scheduling students within two-week testing
    window
  • Keeping ACT-Approved and State-Allowed testing
    separate
  • Documenting accommodations actually used

75
Training Dates and Locations
  • 9 workshops in November
  • 2 workshops in December
  • By invitation only
  • TS, BU, and TAC

76
Contact Information
77
ACT Contact Information
  • ACT State Test Accommodations
  • 800-553-6244 ext 1788
  • mi.mme_at_act.org

78
MDE Contact Information
  • IEP or Section 504
  • Peggy Dutcher Assessment for Students with
    Disabilities Program
  • dutcherp_at_michigan.gov

79
MDE Contact Information
  • English Language Learners
  • Marilyn Roberts Director, OEAA
  • Assessment for English Language Learners Program
  • robertsm_at_michigan.gov

80
Questions?
81
Ordering Copies
  • VHS 10.00 4.00 SH
  • DVD 10.00 4.00 SH
  • Contact Brenda Hose
  • 734-334-1437
  • hoseb_at_resa.net
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