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1 1 1 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Spring 2014 MME Preparation and Planning September 18, 2013

2 2 2 Welcome and Introductions Michigan Department of Education Robin Wright ACT, Inc. Amy Jenson

3 3 3 Todays Agenda MME Overview MME Overview MME critical dates and schedule MME critical dates and schedule Review of the school establishment process Review of the school establishment process Review of testing requirements Review of testing requirements Training Webcast Training Webcast

4 4 4 Todays Agenda, cont. Q&A Sessions– what to expect, who must attend, who should attend Q&A Sessions– what to expect, who must attend, who should attend Who tests in Spring 2014 Who tests in Spring 2014 Helping students prepare for the MME Helping students prepare for the MME Home-schooled students Home-schooled students Non-public school students Non-public school students

5 5 5 Todays Agenda, cont. How to conduct a successful test administration How to conduct a successful test administration Spring 2014 schedule Spring 2014 schedule Whats new for Spring 2014 Whats new for Spring 2014 Sources of Information Sources of Information Questions and Answers Questions and Answers

6 6 6 Questions? – –

7 7 7 MME Overview Statewide high school assessment Statewide high school assessment Grade 11 – as of March 4 Grade 11 – as of March 4 3 Parts: 3 Parts: The ACT ® Plus WritingThe ACT ® Plus Writing ACT WorkKeys ® componentACT WorkKeys ® component Michigan componentMichigan component

8 8 8 MME Overview Student Benefits: Student Benefits: Free college entrance examFree college entrance exam Free work skills certification eligibilityFree work skills certification eligibility

9 9 9 MME Overview 3 Days of Testing 3 Days of Testing Day 1 – the ACT Plus WritingDay 1 – the ACT Plus Writing Day 2 – ACT WorkKeys componentDay 2 – ACT WorkKeys component Day 3 – Michigan componentDay 3 – Michigan component

10 10 MME Overview 3 Test Administrations 3 Test Administrations Initial TestingInitial Testing Makeup TestingMakeup Testing Accommodated TestingAccommodated Testing

11 11 MME Test Dates Initial Testing Spring 2014 Initial Testing Spring 2014 March 4: the ACT Plus WritingMarch 4: the ACT Plus Writing March 5: ACT WorkKeys componentMarch 5: ACT WorkKeys component March 6: Michigan componentMarch 6: Michigan component

12 12 MME Test Dates Makeup Testing Spring 2014 Makeup Testing Spring 2014 March 18: the ACT Plus WritingMarch 18: the ACT Plus Writing March 19: ACT WorkKeys componentMarch 19: ACT WorkKeys component March 20: Michigan componentMarch 20: Michigan component

13 13 MME Test Dates Accommodations Testing Windows Spring 2014 Accommodations Testing Windows Spring 2014 Day 1: March 4 – March 18Day 1: March 4 – March 18 Day 2: March 5 – March 19Day 2: March 5 – March 19 Day 3: March 6 – March 20Day 3: March 6 – March 20

14 14 MME Overview Specific Requirements Specific Requirements FacilitiesFacilities StaffingStaffing Test AdministrationTest Administration Established as MME Test Center Established as MME Test Center

15 15 MME Overview Who must be established as an MME Test Center? Who must be established as an MME Test Center? Each/every Michigan Public High School or PSA - requiredEach/every Michigan Public High School or PSA - required Non-public High Schools - recommendedNon-public High Schools - recommended

16 16 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Establishment/Renewal Packets to arrive at high schools by September 6 Establishment/Renewal Packets to arrive at high schools by September 6 Sent to HS principalsSent to HS principals copy sent to District Assessment Coordinators copy sent to District Assessment Coordinators

17 17 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Review key documents Review key documents Summary of RequirementsSummary of Requirements School Schedule and Site Options for MME – Spring 2014School Schedule and Site Options for MME – Spring 2014 Checklist of Dates – Spring 2014Checklist of Dates – Spring 2014

18 18 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Responsibility of High School Principal Responsibility of High School Principal Submit school information profileSubmit school information profile Select/confirm key MME testing staffSelect/confirm key MME testing staff

19 19 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Key MME Testing Staff – required in each high school Key MME Testing Staff – required in each high school Test Supervisor (TS)Test Supervisor (TS) Back-up Test Supervisor (BU)Back-up Test Supervisor (BU) Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)

20 20 Required MME Testing Personnel Test Supervisor Test Supervisor Responsible for all MME assessment activitiesResponsible for all MME assessment activities Responsible for all MME testing materialsResponsible for all MME testing materials Back-up Test Supervisor Back-up Test Supervisor Responsible to serve if Test Supervisor unable to do soResponsible to serve if Test Supervisor unable to do so Will assist the Test SupervisorWill assist the Test Supervisor

21 21 Required MME Testing Personnel Test Accommodations Coordinator Test Accommodations Coordinator Assures that each student requiring accommodations applies for themAssures that each student requiring accommodations applies for them Coordinates all MME Accommodations Testing for your schoolCoordinates all MME Accommodations Testing for your school

22 22 Relatives Participating in MME Testing Key MME Testing Staff have access to secure test materials prior to 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 student taking the standard time MME in 2014 anywhere in Michigan. Test Supervisor / Back-up Supervisor may not be related to any student taking the standard time MME in 2014 anywhere in Michigan. TAC may not be related to any student approved for accommodated MME in 2014 anywhere in Michigan. TAC may not be related to any student approved for accommodated MME in 2014 anywhere in Michigan.

23 23 Relatives Participating in MME Testing Relatives are defined as: Children / Step-childrenChildren / Step-children GrandchildrenGrandchildren Nieces / NephewsNieces / Nephews SiblingsSiblings In-lawsIn-laws SpousesSpouses Persons under your guardianshipPersons under your guardianship

24 24 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.

25 25 MME Staffing Room Supervisors and Proctors may not assist in a room where any relative is being testedRoom Supervisors and Proctors may not assist in a room where any relative is being tested

26 26 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Principals – select/confirm your schools Principals – select/confirm your schools Test Supervisor,Test Supervisor, Back-up Test Supervisor, andBack-up Test Supervisor, and Test Accommodations CoordinatorTest Accommodations Coordinator

27 27 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Online submission completed by September 20, 2013: Online submission completed by September 20, 2013: Principals – MME Appointment of Testing Staff & School Information formPrincipals – MME Appointment of Testing Staff & School Information form

28 28 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Online submission window September 3 – October 4, 2013 (Depending on Principal completion of establishment profile form) Online submission window September 3 – October 4, 2013 (Depending on Principal completion of establishment profile form) Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2014 Test Supervisor and Facilities ProfileTest Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2014 Test Supervisor and Facilities Profile Back-up Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2014 Back-up Test Supervisor ProfileBack-up Test Supervisors - ACT State Testing 2014 Back-up Test Supervisor Profile

29 29 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Online submission widow Online submission widow - September 9 – October 4, 2013 continued: - September 9 – October 4, 2013 continued: Test Accommodations Coordinators - ACT State Testing 2014 Test Accommodations Coordinator ProfileTest Accommodations Coordinators - ACT State Testing 2014 Test Accommodations Coordinator Profile

30 30 MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal Registration for MME Q&A Sessions Registration for MME Q&A Sessions One hour sessions One hour sessions December 10, 2013 December 10, 2013 December 16, 2013 December 16, 2013 December 18, 2013 December 18, 2013 January 8, 2014 January 8, 2014

31 Training Webcast New this year there will no longer be in-person training sessions. New this year there will no longer be in-person training sessions. Webcast will be posted online October 31, Webcast will be posted online October 31,

32 32 Required MME Q&A Session –who must attend ALL new Test Supervisors, Back-up Test Supervisors, and Test Accommodations Coordinators are required to attend ALL new Test Supervisors, Back-up Test Supervisors, and Test Accommodations Coordinators are required to attend ONLY for Named MME Test Staff ONLY for Named MME Test Staff Any school which had a misadministration during 2013 testing. Any school which had a misadministration during 2013 testing.

33 33 Required MME Q&A Session – who should attend What if all staff members in your school have been trained previously? What if all staff members in your school have been trained previously? Anyone who has questions after viewing the training webcast, attend a Q&A session. Anyone who has questions after viewing the training webcast, attend a Q&A session.

34 34 Training for Room Supervisors and Proctors Webcast will be posted mid- December for viewing Webcast will be posted mid- December for viewing Main responsibilitiesMain responsibilities Reminder of policies and proceduresReminder of policies and procedures Use for local staff trainingUse for local staff training

35 35 MME Training Webcast – what to expect What will be covered: What will be covered: Testing Requirements – before, during, and after testingTesting Requirements – before, during, and after testing Procedures for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3Procedures for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 Ordering materialsOrdering materials Return InformationReturn Information

36 36 MME Training Webcast– what to expect What will be covered (continued): What will be covered (continued): Avoiding the PitfallsAvoiding the Pitfalls Testing with AccommodationsTesting with Accommodations Local training for room supervisors and proctorsLocal training for room supervisors and proctors Changes for Spring 2014 MMEChanges for Spring 2014 MME

37 37 MME Training Webcast – what to expect Training materials sent to HS Principal week of October 28 to distribute to Key Staff Training materials sent to HS Principal week of October 28 to distribute to Key Staff Have the materials with you while viewing the webcast.Have the materials with you while viewing the webcast.

38 38 MME Training Webcast – what to expect All appointed staff must be trained before administering the MME. All appointed staff must be trained before administering the MME.

39 39 MME Assessment Sites and Facilities Same requirements for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 Same requirements for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 Preferred site is in a quiet wing of the high school Preferred site is in a quiet wing of the high school Off-site administration Off-site administration Each site must request ACT approvalEach site must request ACT approval by December 13, 2013 by December 13, 2013

40 40 MME Assessment Sites and Facilities Choice of testing rooms for standard time administration Choice of testing rooms for standard time administration Adequate writing surfaces Adequate writing surfaces Seating arrangements (Applies Equally to Desks and Tables) Seating arrangements (Applies Equally to Desks and Tables) Freedom from distractions Freedom from distractions

41 41 Exceptions for Day 3 Only Permitted ONLY if hardship situation Permitted ONLY if hardship situation Students permitted in building or wing for instructional purposes onlyStudents permitted in building or wing for instructional purposes only BellsBells Public AnnouncementsPublic Announcements

42 42 Who Takes MME in Spring 2014? Grade 11 – All students Grade 11 – All students Only two exceptions:Only two exceptions: student who is taking the MI-Access 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) Student retained/reclassified as Grade 11 who has previous valid MME scores in all subjects (Performance Level 1, 2, 3, or 4)

43 43 Who Takes MME in Spring 2014? Grade 12 Grade 12 Only eligible to test if:Only eligible to test if: First-time tester OR First-time tester OR Student who has an MME score of NA (not valid) in one or more subjects Student who has an MME score of NA (not valid) in one or more subjects Eligible students/parents must be offered opportunity to test Eligible students/parents must be offered opportunity to test

44 44 Who Takes MME in Spring 2014? Grade 12 Grade 12 Students not previously tested due to grade reclassification must test or school may face accountability consequencesStudents not previously tested due to grade reclassification must test or school may face accountability consequences

45 45 MME Subject Score – Not Valid No scale score or Performance Level Nonstandard accommodation Nonstandard accommodation Did not meet attemptedness Did not meet attemptedness Prohibited Behavior Prohibited Behavior Misadministration Misadministration Missing Test Form number Missing Test Form number

46 46 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 the high schools curriculum is aligned to state standards and the high school content expectations Assure that course content matches course titles Assure that course content matches course titles

47 47 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) Encourage students to enroll in rigorous college preparatory classes (or equivalent ones that address the same content with similar rigor)

48 48 Helping Students Prepare for the MME Help students participate in reasonable ACT prep activities Help students participate in reasonable ACT prep activities Practice taking a timed test Practice taking a timed test

49 49 Helping Students Prepare for the MME Become familiar with ACT WorkKeys test formats Become familiar with ACT WorkKeys test formats

50 50 Home-schooled Students Home-schooled students wishing to participate in the MME will test at their local public high school Home-schooled students wishing to participate in the MME will test at their local public high school Schedule student for pre-test session Schedule student for pre-test session

51 51 Non-Public School Students Non-Public Schools are encouraged to participate in MME Non-Public Schools are encouraged to participate in MME No Auxiliary Test Centers offered this year No Auxiliary Test Centers offered this year

52 52 Non-Public School Students, continued Complete the appropriate test site establishment and testing staff forms online and return to ACT by October 4Complete the appropriate test site establishment and testing staff forms online and return to ACT by October 4

53 53 How to Conduct a Successful MME Test Administration Become familiar with MME procedures and calendar Become familiar with MME procedures and calendar Assign responsibilities Assign responsibilities Manage the test day schedule Manage the test day schedule Read all training materials and supervisor manuals Read all training materials and supervisor manuals

54 54 How to Conduct a Successful MME Test Administration, continued DONT wait until its too late DONT wait until its too late DONT miss DUE DATES DONT miss DUE DATES Ask Questions – Dont assume Ask Questions – Dont assume STATE TESTING is NOT ACT National Testing STATE TESTING is NOT ACT National Testing

55 55 Now is the time… Establish/renew all high schools as MME test centers by October 4 Establish/renew all high schools as MME test centers by October 4

56 56 Now is the time… Appoint and train key MME staff Appoint and train key MME staff Test SupervisorTest Supervisor Back-up Test SupervisorBack-up Test Supervisor Test Accommodations CoordinatorTest Accommodations Coordinator Watch the MME Training webcast Watch the MME Training webcast

57 57 Spring 2014 MME Schedule September 18 MME Spring 2012 Briefing September 18 Accommodations Webcast (for TACs) October 31 Test Administration Training Webcast becomes available

58 58 Spring 2014 MME Schedule November 22 Receipt deadline for applying for ACT-Approved Accommodations December 10, 16 & 18 Q&A Sessions January 8 Q&A Session

59 59 For Questions and Comments For more information on MME For more information on MME

60 60 For Questions and Comments For ACT and ACT WorkKeys specific questions For ACT and ACT WorkKeys specific questions ACT and ACT WorkKeys State Testing (800) x 2800ACT and ACT WorkKeys State Testing (800) x 2800 ACT State Testing Accommodations (800) x 1788ACT State Testing Accommodations (800) x 1788

61 61 Questions? – –


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