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1 1 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Spring 2013 MME Accommodations Briefing September 20, 2012

2 2 Welcome and Introductions Michigan Department of Education –Jim Griffiths –Robin Wright ACT –Cassie Rochholz

3 3 Questions? –

4 4 Objective Understanding the impact of each type of accommodation on student results What accommodations require ACT approval? What accommodations are a local decision?

5 5 Objective How to use the MME Accommodations Summary Table – revised Spring 2013 How to obtain the appropriate accommodated test materials for eligible students

6 6 Reminder Does NOT replace the required MME Test Administration Training in November

7 7 Objective Understanding the different types of accommodations available on the MME –ACT-Approved vs State-Allowed –WorkKeys Eligible –National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) eligible –Standard vs Nonstandard

8 8 Michigan Department of Education Robin Wright MME Project Manager

9 9 MME Assessment Design Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing Day 2 – WorkKeys Day 2 – WorkKeys –Reading for Information –Applied Mathematics –Locating Information

10 10 MME Assessment Design Day 3 – Michigan component Day 3 – Michigan component –Mathematics –Science –Social Studies

11 11 MME Accommodations Test Window Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing March 5 – 19, 2013 Day 2 – WorkKeys Day 2 – WorkKeys March 6 – 20, 2013 Day 3 – Michigan component Day 3 – Michigan component March 7 – 21, 2013

12 12 MME Accommodations Test Window Test Sequence Test Sequence Each student must take each Each student must take each test in sequence test in sequence –All of Day 1 in sequence –before all of Day 2 in sequence –before all of Day 3 in sequence

13 13 Questions? –

14 14 ACT Cassie Rochholz Director of State Testing

15 15 Accommodation Type ACT-Approved or State-Allowed –Applies to Day 1 Testing only –ACT Plus Writing

16 16 Day 1 Webcast Day 1 Information ACT Webcast Introduction Available at:

17 17 TAC Establishment/Renewal Packets TAC Profile Form –Due to ACT October 5 –All Schools – online New Combined Accommodations Brochure –Procedures document –TAC Header –ACT-Approved Accommodation Application

18 18 Checklist of Dates Application for ACT-Approved Accommodations –Due to ACT November 30, 2012 Request (online) for State-Allowed Accommodated materials –Due to ACT February 13, 2013 –www.act.org/aap/state/saorder.html

19 19 New – No Cassettes No longer request cassettes as a test format for any Test Day –Day 1 – AA and SA –Day 2 – Workkeys –Day 3 Michigan Component DVD Reader Script

20 20 ACT Accommodations Special Situations Transfer Accommodations New Student or newly classified as grade 11 Newly Identified Disability Medical Emergency or Late Onset Condition State-Allowed Materials Order Deadline February 13

21 21 ACT Accommodations Special Situations Transfer Accommodations New Student or newly classified as grade 11 Newly Identified Disability Medical Emergency or Late Onset Condition State-Allowed Materials Order Deadline February 13

22 22 MME Accommodations Summary Table Primary resource in determining Day 1 accommodations application process Available on the MME web page

23 23 MME Accommodations Summary Table Eligible for ACT-Approved? State-Allowed only? Local Decision?

24 24 Day 2 and Day 3 Accommodations WorkKeys and Michigan component WorkKeys and Michigan component Local decision Local decision –Based on students IEP, 504 Plan, or ELL instruction –Accommodation student receives during regular instruction

25 25 Day 2 and Day 3 continued… You must order Day 2 and Day 3 accommodations materials Requesting Day 1 materials has nothing to do with obtaining Day 2 and Day 3 materials You must use the BAA Secure Site for this process

26 26 Day 2 and Day 3 continued… No paperwork to submit Order accommodated materials on the BAA Secure Site: December 3 – January 11

27 27 Day 2 WorkKeys Accommodations WorkKeys Supervisors Manual State Special Testing Admin Codes on Day 2 Answer Document Day 2 Answer Document Supplement –Box 26 on Day 2 Answer Document

28 28 WorkKeys-Ineligible Accommodations WorkKeys scores will not be issued for students using accommodations considered WorkKeys-Ineligible –The use of an unapproved testing aid –Translation of test items –Interpretation of test items –Admin Codes

29 29 NCRC Eligibility WorkKeys scores obtained using accommodations marked Yes may be eligible for the NCRC provided the necessary criteria to earn one of the four levels of Certificate are achieved. WorkKeys tests administered using accommodations marked No are ineligible for the NCRC.

30 30 MME Accommodations Summary Table – Day 3 Standard accommodation (S) Standard accommodation (S) –Does NOT change the construct of the test –Counts toward: Valid MME scores School accountability –If supported by the students IEP, 504 Plan, or ELL instruction

31 31 Accommodations Materials ACT ships Day 1 and Day 2 accommodations materials to TAC –Day 1 in kits AA based on students approved SA based on quantity ordered –Day 2 not in kits Based on quantity ordered

32 32 Questions? –

33 33 Michigan Department of Education Robin Wright MME Project Manager

34 34 Accommodations Materials Day 3 accommodations materials One secure shipment to Test Supervisor –Standard time One secure shipment to Test Accommodations Coordinator One secure shipment to Test Accommodations Coordinator –Accommodated materials

35 35 TAC Responsibilities After Testing Day 1 Answer Document Supplement Day 2 Answer Document Supplement Day 3 Test Administration Manual

36 36 Accommodated Return Shipments Day 1 Return Envelopes and Cartons Day 2 Plastic Polymailer Bag process Both return to ACT in Iowa City, IA

37 37 Accommodated Return Shipments TACs will prepare the Day 3 accommodated materials for return shipment to Measurement, Inc. in Durham, NC

38 38 Additional Information Required Test Administration Training One half-day sessionOne half-day session Week of November 12Week of November 12 MME web page

39 39 Questions? –

40 40 Michigan Department of Education Jim Griffiths Manager Assessment Administration And Reporting

41 41 Questions?

42 42 ACT Contact Information For ACT or WorkKeys specific questions: ACT State Special Testing (Accommodations) ACT State Special Testing (Accommodations) ext ext

43 43 MME Contact Information

44 44 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Spring 2013 MME Accommodations Briefing September 20, 2012


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