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Fall Conference 2007 1 Michigan Merit Examination Overview – MME 101 Joseph Martineau, Jim Griffiths, and Pat King Educational Assessment & Accountability.

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1 Fall Conference Michigan Merit Examination Overview – MME 101 Joseph Martineau, Jim Griffiths, and Pat King Educational Assessment & Accountability

2 Fall Conference Objective Michigan Merit Examination Framework Assessment Design, Content, and Scoring

3 Fall Conference Purpose of MME Statewide assessment All Students in Spring of Grade 11 Eligible students in Grade 12

4 Fall Conference Impact School – Meet requirements -NCLB -AYP -EdYes! -School Report Cards

5 Fall Conference Impact Students -Eligibility for Michigan Promise Scholarship -State paid ACT Plus Writing as part of the MME

6 Fall Conference Impact Students must take the complete MME -Count as tested – AYP participation rates -Michigan Promise scholarship eligibility

7 Fall Conference Home School Students Test at their local public high school

8 Fall Conference Non-Public School Students Non-public School as an established MME Test Center Auxiliary Test Centers -No accommodated administrations -No make-up administrations

9 Fall Conference MME Legislation Revised School Code -section g State School Aid Act -section

10 Fall Conference MME Legislation Shall consist of all of the following: -College Entrance/Placement Exam – ELA, mathematics, reading, and science -Work Skills assessment – reading and mathematics -Social Studies component -Any component required to obtain USED approval to meet NCLB requirements

11 Fall Conference MME Assessment Design ACT Plus Writing WorkKeys -Reading for Information -Applied Mathematics

12 Fall Conference MME Assessment Design Alignment studies -Michigan Curriculum Framework -High School Content Expectations ELA – Spring 2007 Mathematics – Spring 2008 Science – Spring 2009 Social Studies – TBA

13 Fall Conference MME Assessment Design Michigan components -Mathematics -Science -Persuasive Writing -Social Studies

14 Fall Conference MME Assessment Design Three test sessions Three test booklets Three answer documents Student must take complete MME (all three) to count as tested

15 Fall Conference MME Assessment Design Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing Day 2 -WorkKeys – Reading for Information and Applied Mathematics -Michigan Mathematics Day 3 -Michigan Science -Michigan Social Studies/Writing

16 Fall Conference Score Reporting ACT Score Reports -College-reportable -Non-college-reportable WorkKeys Score Reports MME Score Reports

17 Fall Conference MME Scores Items from ACT, WorkKeys, and Michigan components ACT and WorkKeys scores do not contribute to MME score

18 Fall Conference MME Score - Reading ACT Reading -40 multiple choice WorkKeys Reading for Information -30 multiple choice

19 Fall Conference MME Score - Writing ACT English -75 multiple choice ACT Writing -constructed response – 12 points Michigan Social Studies -constructed response – 12 points -Persuasive writing rubric

20 Fall Conference MME Score – ELA ELA scale score = average of -MME Reading scale score -MME Writing scale score

21 Fall Conference MME Mathematics Score ACT Mathematics -60 multiple choice ACT Science -15 multiple choice WorkKeys Applied Mathematics -30 multiple choice Michigan Mathematics – Spring multiple choice

22 Fall Conference MME Science Score ACT Science -40 multiple choice Michigan Science – Spring multiple choice

23 Fall Conference MME Social Studies Score Michigan Social Studies – Part 1 Michigan Social Studies – Part 2 45 multiple choice 10 points – constructed response -Civic writing scoring rubric

24 Fall Conference MME Score – NA (Not tested) Student Prohibited Behavior Test Misadministration Nonstandard accommodation Not attempted -Incomplete assessment for a subject -Did not take all required components for subject

25 Fall Conference High School Eligibility Requirements Establish School as Test Center -School Information Form - ACT -Designate 3 Key Testing Staff Test Supervisor (TS) Backup Test Supervisor (BU) Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)

26 Fall Conference High School Eligibility Requirements Required Staff Training – November Test Supervisor (TS) -Backup Test Supervisor (BU) -Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)

27 Fall Conference High School Requirements Facilities Staffing Security Exact Timing of Tests Test Day Documentation

28 Fall Conference High School Requirements Same requirements for all MME test sessions Only three exceptions for Day 2 and Day 3 -Bells -PA system -Additional students in the building or testing wing for instruction

29 Fall Conference MME Assessment Design MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing MME Day 2 – WorkKeys (Reading for Information and Applied Mathematics) and Michigan Mathematics MME Day 3 – Michigan Science and Social Studies

30 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Initial Testing -March 11 – MME Day 1 ACT Plus Writing -March 12 – MME Day 2 WorkKeys and Michigan Mathematics -March 13 – MME Day 3 Michigan Science and Social Studies

31 Fall Conference MME Day 3 Option May be administered in one session following a lunch break on Day 2 instead of the morning of Day 3, but not both days

32 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Makeup Testing -March 25 – Day 1 Makeup ACT Plus Writing -March 26 – Day 2 Makeup WorkKeys and Michigan Mathematics -March 27 – Day 3 Makeup Michigan Science and Social Studies

33 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Absent Student – Standard testing Makeup – only the testing day they were absent

34 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Example – Initial Testing Student takes MME Day 1 Student absent MME Day 2 Student takes MME Day 3 Student takes Makeup MME Day 2 only

35 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Example – Initial Testing Student absent MME Day 1 Student takes MME Day 2 Student absent MME Day 3 Student takes Makeup MME Day 1 and Day 3

36 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Accommodations Testing -Two-week window Begins on Initial Test Date Ends on Makeup Test Date -Each test taken in sequence -No Makeup administration

37 Fall Conference MME Administration – Spring 2008 Accommodations Testing -ACT Plus Writing: March WorkKeys and Michigan Mathematics: March Michigan Science and Social Studies: March

38 Fall Conference Only one MME retest opportunity Only if needed to qualify for Michigan Promise installment payment Student may take ACT on their own at any time, and as many times as they choose Grade 12 MME Retake Eligibility

39 Fall Conference Future Administration Dates SessionComponent InitialMME Day 1 MME Day 2 MME Day 3* 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/9 3/10 3/11 MakeupMME Day 1 MME Day 2 MME Day 3* 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/23 3/24 3/25 *MME Day 3 may be administered in one session following a lunch break On Day 2 instead of the morning of Day 3, but not both days

40 Fall Conference MME Administration All test sessions must be administered on the designated dates at the designated times All components of the MME are timed tests

41 Fall Conference Helping Students Prepare for MME Assure that the high school’s curriculum is aligned to: -state standards and benchmarks -the new high school content expectations -ACT-assessed standards Assure that course content matches course titles

42 Fall Conference 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)

43 Fall Conference Helping Students Prepare for MME Have students participate in reasonable ACT and WorkKeys prep activities -Use ACT or commercial products to practice taking a timed test -Become comfortable with the test formats Not in the 10 school-day window prior to the MME administration

44 Fall Conference Helping Students Prepare for MME Focus on learning the skills defined in the standards and benchmarks rather than just practicing test- taking skills

45 Fall Conference Additional Information MME web page

46 Fall Conference MME Contact Information Pat King (517) voice - new Jim Griffiths (517) voice Joseph Martineau (517) voice

47 Fall Conference MME Contact Information


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