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Title: Michigan Merit Examination (MME)


1
Michigan Merit Examination (MME)
  • Spring 2011 MME Preparation and Planning
  • September 29, 2010

2
Welcome and Introductions
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Jim Griffiths
  • Martha Caswell
  • ACT, Inc.
  • Diane Weyer

3
Todays Agenda
  • MME Overview
  • Whats new for Spring 2011
  • Who tests in Spring 2011
  • How to conduct a successful test administration
  • MME critical dates and schedule

4
Todays Agenda, cont.
  • Review of the school establishment process
  • Review of testing requirements (facilities
    staffing)
  • Training workshops what to expect, who must
    attend, who should attend
  • Students testing with accommodations

5
Todays Agenda, cont.
  • Home-schooled students
  • Non-public school students
  • Helping students prepare for the MME
  • Sources of Information
  • Questions and Answers

6
Questions during this videocast?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857

7
MME Overview
  • Statewide high school assessment
  • Grade 11 as of March 1
  • 3 Parts
  • ACT Plus Writing
  • WorkKeys components
  • Michigan components

8
MME Overview
  • Student Benefits
  • Free college entrance exam
  • Free work skills certification eligibility

9
MME Overview
  • 3 Days of Testing
  • Day 1 ACT Plus Writing
  • Day 2 WorkKeys components
  • Day 3 Michigan components

10
MME Overview
  • 3 Test Administrations
  • Initial Testing
  • Makeup Testing
  • Accommodated Testing

11
MME Test Dates
  • Initial Testing Spring 2011
  • March 1 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 2 WorkKeys components
  • March 3 Michigan components

12
MME Test Dates
  • Makeup Testing Spring 2011
  • March 15 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 16 WorkKeys components
  • March 17 Michigan components

13
MME Test Dates
  • Accommodations Testing Windows Spring 2011
  • Day 1 March 1 March 15
  • Day 2 March 2 March 16
  • Day 3 March 3 March 17

14
MME Overview
  • Specific Requirements
  • Facilities
  • Staffing
  • Test Administration
  • Established as MME Test Center

15
MME Overview
  • Who must be established as an MME Test Center?
  • Each/every Michigan Public High School or PSA -
    required
  • Non-public High Schools - recommended
  • Auxiliary Test Centers (3)

16
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Establishment/Renewal Packets to arrive at high
    schools by September 7
  • Sent to HS principals
  • Courtesy copy sent to District Assessment
    Coordinators

17
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Review key documents
  • Standard Testing Requirements
  • School Schedule and Site Options for
    Administration of the 2011 Michigan Merit
    Examination

18
Key Documents, continued
  • Summary of Test Administration Policies
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities for Test
    Supervisors, Back-up Test Supervisors, and Test
    Accommodations Coordinators

19
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Responsibility of High School Principal
  • Submit school information profile
  • Select/confirm key MME testing staff

20
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Key MME Testing Staff required in each high
    school
  • Test Supervisor (TS)
  • Back-up Test Supervisor (BU)
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)

21
Required MME Testing Personnel
  • Test Supervisor
  • Responsible for all MME assessment activities
  • Responsible for all MME testing materials
  • Back-up Test Supervisor
  • Responsible to serve if Test Supervisor unable to
    do so
  • Will assist the Test Supervisor

22
Required MME Testing Personnel
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator
  • Assures that each student requiring
    accommodations applies for them
  • Coordinates all MME Accommodations Testing for
    your school

23
Relatives Participating in MME Testing
  • Key MME Testing Staff have access to secure test
    materials prior to testing
  • Test Supervisor / Back-up Supervisor may not be
    related to any examinee taking the standard time
    MME in 2011 anywhere in Michigan.
  • TAC may not be related to any examinee approved
    for accommodated MME in 2011 anywhere in
    Michigan.

24
Relatives Participating in MME Testing
  • Relatives are defined as
  • Children / Step-children
  • Grandchildren
  • Nieces / Nephews
  • Siblings
  • In-laws
  • Spouses
  • Persons under your guardianship

25
Athletic Coaches
  • For Accommodated Testing may not serve as the
    Test Accommodations Coordinator if any student
    athletes test with accommodations.
  • For Standard Time and Accommodations testing
    may not serve as a Room Supervisor in any
    one-on-one situation where student athletes are
    testing.

26
MME Staffing
  • Room Supervisors and Proctors may not assist in a
    room where any relative is being tested

27
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Principals select/confirm your schools
  • Test Supervisor,
  • Back-up Test Supervisor, and
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator

28
New for Spring 2011 MME
  • Online Profile Process
  • All non-public schools in Michigan

29
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Online submission completed by September 17,
    2010
  • Principals MME Appointment of Testing Staff
    School Information form

30
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Online submission starting September 20, 2010
  • Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2011 Test
    Supervisor and Facilities Profile
  • Back-up Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2011
    Back-up Test Supervisor Profile

31
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Online submission starting September 20, 2010
    continued
  • Test Accommodations Coordinators - ACT State
    Testing 2011 Test Accommodations Coordinator
    Profile

32
MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal
  • Registration for required MME Training Workshop
  • One half-day training session
  • November 1 - 4

33
Required MME Training Workshops who must attend
  • ALL new Test Supervisors, Back-up Test
    Supervisors, and Test Accommodations Coordinators
    are required to attend
  • ONLY for Named MME Test Staff
  • Ideally, testing staff from each school will
    attend the same workshop session.

34
Required MME Training Workshops who should
attend
  • What if all staff members in your school have
    been trained previously?
  • Strongly recommend at least one key staff person
    from each school attend

35
Previously Trained MME Key Staff
  • New for 2011
  • Webcast will be posted early November for viewing
  • Refresher of main topics
  • Reminder of policies and procedures

36
Continuing for Spring 2011 MME
  • Additional attendance requirements
  • Misadministration resulting in
  • Voided tests
  • Warning letter
  • School or district administrator

37
MME 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
  • Return Information

38
MME Training Workshops what to expect
  • What will be covered (continued)
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • Testing with Accommodations
  • Local training for room supervisors and proctors
  • Changes for Spring 2011 MME
  • Question and Answer session

39
MME Training Workshops what to expect
  • Arrive Early All Attendees must sign-in
  • This Training is ONLY for TS, Back-up TS, Test
    Accommodations Coordinators, and District
    Assessment Coordinators

40
MME Training Workshops what to expect
  • New for 2011
  • Workshop materials sent to HS Principal
    mid-October to distribute to Key Staff
  • BRING PACKETS TO TRAINING
  • No materials available on-site

41
MME Training Workshops what to expect
  • If your school staff does not participate in
    training YOUR School will NOT be allowed to
    administer MME

42
Continuing for Spring 2011 MME
  • MME Remote Training Sites
  • Locations for 2011 MME training
  • Travel time/distance
  • AM or PM option select locations

43
Training Dates and Locations
  • Monday, Nov 1 (am) Kalamazoo
  • Tuesday, Nov 2 (am) Dearborn
  • Tuesday, Nov 2 (am) Bay City
  • Tuesday, Nov 2 (pm) Wayne RESA and
    Remote sites
  • Wednesday, Nov 3 (am pm) Novi
  • Thursday, Nov 4 (am) Lansing

44
MME Assessment Sites and Facilities
  • Same requirements for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3
  • Preferred site is in a quiet wing of the high
    school
  • Off-site administration
  • Each site must request ACT approval
  • by December 1, 2010

45
MME Assessment Sites and Facilities
  • Choice of testing rooms for standard time
    administration
  • Adequate writing surfaces
  • Seating arrangements (Applies Equally to Desks
    and Tables)
  • Freedom from distractions

46
Exceptions for Day 2 and Day 3 Only
  • Permitted ONLY if hardship situation
  • Students permitted in building or wing for
    instructional purposes only
  • Bells
  • Public Announcements

47
Who Takes MME in Spring 2011?
  • Grade 11 All students
  • Only two exceptions
  • student who is taking the MI-Access
  • Student retained/reclassified as Grade 11 who has
    previous valid MME scores in all subjects
    (Performance Level 1, 2, 3, or 4)

48
Who Takes MME in Spring 2011?
  • Grade 12
  • Only eligible to test if
  • First-time tester OR
  • Student who has an MME score of NA (not valid) in
    one or more subjects
  • Eligible students/parents must be offered
    opportunity to test

49
Who Takes MME in Spring 2011?
  • Grade 12
  • Students not previously tested due to grade
    reclassification must test or school may face
    accountability consequences

50
MME Subject Score Not Valid
  • No scale score or Performance Level
  • Nonstandard accommodation
  • Did not meet attemptedness
  • Prohibited Behavior
  • Misadministration
  • Missing Test Form number

51
Helping Students Prepare for the MME
  • Assure that the high schools curriculum is
    aligned to state standards and the high school
    content expectations
  • Assure that course content matches course titles

52
Helping Students Prepare for the MME
  • Encourage students to enroll in rigorous college
    preparatory classes (or equivalent ones that
    address the same content with similar rigor)

53
Helping Students Prepare for the MME
  • Help students participate in reasonable ACT prep
    activities
  • Practice taking a timed test

54
Helping Students Prepare for the MME
  • Become familiar with WorkKeys test formats
  • www.act.org
  • www.michigan.gov/mme

55
Helping to Prepare for MME
  • Focus on learning the skills defined in the high
    school content standards rather than just
    practicing test-taking skills

56
Home-schooled Students
  • Home-schooled students wishing to participate in
    the MME will test at their local public high
    school
  • Schedule student for pre-test session

57
Questions during this videocast?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857

58
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

59
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

60
Non-Public School Students, continued
  • Participation Model 3
  • Students test at Auxiliary Test Center only

61
Non-Public School Students, continued
  • Complete the appropriate test site establishment
    and testing staff forms online and return to ACT
    by October 8

62
Questions during this videocast?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857

63
How to Conduct a Successful MME Test
Administration
  • Become familiar with MME procedures and calendar
  • Assign responsibilities
  • Manage the test day schedule
  • Read all training materials and supervisor manuals

64
How to Conduct a Successful MME Test
Administration, continued
  • DONT wait until its too late
  • DONT miss DUE DATES
  • Ask Questions Dont assume
  • STATE TESTING is NOT ACT National Testing

65
Now is the time
  • Establish/renew all high schools as MME test
    centers by October 8

66
Now is the time
  • Appoint and train key MME staff
  • Test Supervisor
  • Back-up Test Supervisor
  • Test Accommodations Coordinator
  • Register for MME Training by October 8

67
Spring 2011 MME Schedule
Week of August 30 Test Site Renewal/Establishment Packets sent to high school principals including Workshop information
September 17 Test Site Renewal/Establishment forms due to ACT
September 20 October 8 Staff submit profiles and register online for Workshop Training
68
Spring 2011 MME Schedule
September 29 MME Spring 2011 Briefing
September 29 Accommodations Webcast (for TACs)
October 8 Required MME Training registration completed
69
Spring 2011 MME Schedule
November 1-4 Required MME Staff Training
November 2 Remote Broadcast Training
December 1 Receipt deadline for applying for ACT-Approved Accommodations
70
Spring 2011 MME Schedule
December 1 Off-site testing requests due to ACT
January 11 All standard materials and accommodated materials for Day 2 and Day 3 ordered through the OEAA Secure Site
January 14 Receipt deadline for ordering State-Allowed Accommodations
71
New for Spring 2011
  • Establishment/Renewal
  • Non-public schools online establishment
  • Checklist of Dates combined

72
New for Spring 2011
  • Training Workshops
  • Previously Trained Abbreviated Training
  • Workshop training materials mailed to High School
    Principals
  • BRING PACKETS TO TRAINING

73
New for Spring 2011
  • Day 1 ACT
  • Race/Ethnicity on Day 1 Answer Folder
  • Day 2 WorkKeys
  • WorkKeys Admin Codes
  • No January Webcast

74
New for Spring 2011
  • Test Design
  • Day 3 Science
  • Reduced test time 5 minutes
  • Day 3 Social Studies
  • Increased test time 5 minutes
  • Separate secure shipments to Test Supervisor and
    Test Accommodations Coordinator

75
Questions during this videocast?
  • Email answers_at_resa.net
  • Fax 734-334-1857

76
For Questions and Comments
  • For more information on MME
  • www.michigan.gov/mme
  • 877-560-8378
  • oeaa_at_michigan.gov

77
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
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