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Title: Introduction to the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) and the Secondary Credit Assessment System (SCAS)


1
Introduction to the Michigan Merit Examination
(MME) and the Secondary Credit Assessment System
(SCAS)
  • Michigan Department of Education Assessment
    Accountability Conference
  • 2008

2
Session Discussion Topics
  • What is the Secondary Credit Assessment System
    (SCAS)?
  • What is the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)?
  • What purposes do they serve?
  • How are they different?
  • How are they alike?
  • How do they function within a balanced assessment
    system?
  • Q A

3
What is the Secondary Credit Assessment System
(SCAS)?
  • Public Acts 123 and 124 required the Michigan
    Department of Education to develop
  • Course/credit content expectations in the
    required course/credit areas
  • Guidelines in other course/credit areas, and
  • End-of-course examinations in at least the
    required course/credit areas (later removed by
    amendment)

4
SCAS Assessments
  • MDE has currently developed end-of-course exams
    for English 9, Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology
  • Items used in these exams written by Michigan
    educators summer 2007 and were pilot-tested in
    Michigan classrooms in Jan 08
  • They can be used as a standards-based
    end-of-course assessment

5
SCAS Assessments
  • Available through the OEAA Secure Website
  • http//www.michigan.gov/oeaa-secure
  • Need User ID and Password
  • Under announcements select SCAS
  • Assessments, scoring keys, scoring guides, and
    rubrics.

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Using the SCAS Assessments
  • Testing services (i.e., printing of test booklets
    and answer documents, assessment administration
    services, scoring and reporting) are not provided

8
Using the SCAS Assessments
  • Districts are encouraged to print, administer and
    score the exams to assess students who have taken
    these course/credit areas and/or to help gauge
    the extent to which current course content is
    aligned with the HSCE for these courses

9
Using the SCAS Assessments
  • Items are considered secure and may not be used
    for classroom activities
  • The assessments should remain intact but may be
    augmented with additional items
  • Items are to remain secure but may be used with
    content area teachers for professional
    development purposes

10
Recommended Passing Score for SCAS
  • If district selects or develops a local
    assessment, the district is responsible for
    establishing the passing score
  • If the state assessment is used, the state
    determines the passing score. The department
    determined that 70 correct be used

11
Using the SCAS Assessment
  • District has the authority to establish policy to
    determine how a student may earn credit on a
    course s/he has taken
  • If the state assessment is used as the final exam
    for a student taking a course (as apposed to
    testing out without having taken the class),
    the score on the end-of-course exam should not
    count for more than 20 25 of the students
    final grade in the class

12
Next Steps for SCAS
  • As of this time, MDE has no dedicated funding for
    developing a Secondary Credit Assessment System,
    with full printing, distributing, scoring and
    reporting
  • On the other hand, OEAA is using the resources it
    has for the state assessment program to develop
    additional assessments for schools to use with
    Michigan Merit Curriculum standards

13
More Next Steps for SCAS
  • If provided by the legislature, added funding
    would permit MDE to begin developing more of the
    assessments over time

14
Proposed SCAS Development Schedule
Year English Math Science Social Studies
2007-08 English 9 Algebra I Geometry Biology
2008-09 English 10 Chemistry US History plus Geography
2009-10 English 11 Algebra II Statistics Probability Physics World History plus Geography
2010-11 English 12 Pre-Calculus Earth Science Civics Economics
Updated Feb 2008
15
What is the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)?
  • Statewide assessment for all eleventh-grade (and
    eligible grade 12) students
  • Measures what a student knows based on high
    school content standards for English language
    arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
  • State assessment for AYP/Ed Yes! Accountability
    systems
  • Qualifying assessment for Michigan Promise
    Scholarship (Department of Treasury)

16
Legislative Requirements
  • College entrance requirement
  • Work skills examination
  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Locating Information (proposed career readiness
    certificate)
  • Social studies assessment
  • Under 8 hours of testing time
  • Fulfill requirements of NCLB, meaning
  • Received NCLB peer review approval
  • Adequate alignment to all required content
    standards as determined by an independent review
    panel
  • Augmentation
  • Science, mathematics, social studies

17
MME Components
  • Administered each spring using a prescribed
    schedule, the MME consists of three components
  • ACT Plus Writing college entrance examination
  • WorkKeys job skills assessments in reading for
    information, applied mathematics, and locating
    information
  • Michigan-developed assessments in mathematics,
    science, and social studies

18
MME 2009 Spring Assessment Schedule
  • Initial administration dates
  • March 10 12, 2009
  • Make-up administration dates
  • March 24 26, 2009
  • The window for students testing with
    accommodations begins on the initial test date
    and ends on the make-up date for each test day

19
MME Spring 2009 Assessment Organization
Day Assessment Subject Total Items Testing Time (minutes)
Day 1 ACT Plus Writing English Mathematics Reading Science Writing 75 MC Items 60 MC Items 40 MC Items 40 MC Items 1 Prompt 45 60 35 35 30
Day 1 Testing Time 205 minutes (3 hours/25
minutes)
More detailed information about this schedule
and makeup testing given exactly two weeks later
is available on the MME website.
20
MME Spring 2009 Assessment Organization
Day Assessment Subject Total Items Testing Time (minutes)
Day 2 WorkKeys Reading for Information Applied Mathematics Locating Information 33 MC Items 33 MC Items 38 MC Items 45 45 45
Day 2 Testing Time 135 minutes (2 hours/15
minutes)
More detailed information about this schedule
and makeup testing given exactly two weeks later
is available on the MME website.
21
MME Spring 2009 Assessment Organization
Day Assessment Subject Total Items Testing Time (minutes)
Day 3 Michigan Mathematics Science Social Studies 34 MC Items 49 MC Items 42 MC Items 40 40 40
Day 3 Testing Time 120 minutes (2 hours)
More detailed information about this schedule
and makeup testing given exactly two weeks later
is available on the MME website.
22
Spring 2009 MME Contributing Components
Day Test ELA Reading Writing Math Science Social Studies
1 ACT Reading ACT English ACT Writing CR ACT Mathematics ACT Science X Select X X Select X Select Select
2 WorkKeys Reading WorkKeys Mathematics WorkKeys Locating Information X X Select Select Select
3 MI Mathematics MI Science MI Social Studies MC X X X
Does not indicate order of ACT test
administration
23
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • Test design
  • Total testing 7 hours/40 minutes
  • Eliminated CR on MI social studies
  • Added WorkKeys Locating Information
  • Day 3 MI assessments mathematics, science, and
    social studies all MC
  • Select items from ACT and WorkKeys for a more
    balanced MME assessment

24
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • Legislation passed House Senate BUT still in
    conference
  • MME shall contain all components necessary to
    make students eligible for a nationally
    recognized evaluation of workforce readiness
    (Career Readiness Certificate)
  • The ACT portion of the MME shall require an
    extended writing sample
  • No additional extended writing sample shall be
    required

25
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • Legislation continued..
  • Each student will take the complete MME once and
    only once to qualify for Michigan Promise
    Scholarship
  • Retakes will be on the ACT only

26
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • Legislation, continued.
  • Who will take the complete MME?
  • All 11th graders who do not take MI-Access
  • All 12th graders who
  • Did not take the MME in grade 11, OR
  • Did not receive a valid score in grade 11 on
    mathematics, science, reading, writing, OR social
    studies

27
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • Legislation, continued
  • Retakes on the ACT only
  • If a student took the complete MME, AND
  • Received valid scores in all subjects in grade
    11, AND
  • Did not qualify for installment payments of the
    Michigan Promise Scholarship, THEN
  • Can retake the ACT to qualify for the Michigan
    Promise Scholarship installment payments

28
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • Legislation, continued.
  • Who pays for ACT retakes?
  • Student
  • State pays only if ALL the following criteria
    apply
  • Is eligible for free/reduced lunch
  • Did not qualify for installment payments of
    Michigan Promise Scholarship
  • Is not eligible for a fee waiver from ACT
  • Has not previously had an ACT retake fee paid by
    the state

29
Changes to Spring 2009 MME
  • And finally, Legislation, continued
  • Setting cut scores on the ACT for installment
    payment on the Michigan Promise Scholarship is
    the responsibility of the State Superintendent

30
How are the MME SCAS different?
  • Timed versus Untimed
  • Schedule
  • Test Security
  • Scoring Services
  • Reporting
  • Assessment accommodations
  • Required versus available for use
  • Assessment design

31
How are these assessments alike?
  • Based on the high school content expectations
  • Multiple choice and constructed response
    assessment design
  • Function as a part of a balanced assessment system

32
Comprehensive Balanced Assessment System Aligned
to State Content Standards
Statewide Assessments MME/SCAS EOC (Summative)
Interim/Benchmark Assessments (Summative)
Classroom Assessments (Formative)
33
Contact Information
  • SCAS Assessments
  • Dr. Bill Brown, Coordinator of Test Development
  • brownb6_at_michigan.gov
  • 517-335-0568
  • Kimberly Young,
  • Consultant
  • youngk1_at_michigan.gov
  • 517-373-0988
  • MME Assessment
  • Mr. Jim Griffiths,
  • Manager of Test Administration
  • griffithsj_at_michigan.gov
  • 517-373-4332
  • Pat King,
  • MME Specialist
  • kingp_at_michigan.gov
  • 517-335-6780

Primary contact for assessment
34
  • Questions Answers

35
Introduction to the Michigan Merit Examination
(MME) and the Secondary Credit Assessment System
(SCAS)
  • 2008
  • Michigan Department of Education Assessment
    Accountability Conference
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