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1 MEAP-Access Webcast September 12, 2012

2 2 Jim Griffiths Manager, Administration and Reporting Office of Standards & Assessment Welcome and Introductions

3 3 The presenters are: Jim Griffiths – OSA Manager, Administration and Reporting Dan Evans - OSA Analyst, Administration & Reporting

4 4 Welcome and Introductions Tina Foote – OPARE Secure Site Analyst Ramona Moore – Measurement INC. Project Manager

5 5 Submitting Questions Email: answers@resa.netanswers@resa.net View any time at: www.MIstreamnet.comwww.MIstreamnet.com

6 6Agenda Assessment Background Assessment Background Student Selection and Eligibility Student Selection and Eligibility Test Design Test Design Accommodations Accommodations Secure Site Secure Site Receiving & Returning Materials Receiving & Returning Materials Fees & Accountability Fees & Accountability Common Administration Errors Common Administration Errors Research Codes Research Codes Questions Questions

7 7 In April of 2007, the U.S. Department of Education issued regulations describing Alternative Assessments based on Modified Achievement Standards (AA-MAS). Under NCLB and IDEA this is referred to as the 2% Regulation. MEAP-Access Background

8 8 The 2% regulation permits a state to develop an assessment aligned with modified academic achievement standards that cover the same Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) as the general assessment. MEAP-Access Background

9 9 Assessment Continuum MEAP-Access helps to complete the assessment continuum MEAP MEAP MEAP (with accommodations) MEAP (with accommodations) MEAP-Access MEAP-Access MEAP-Access (with accommodations) MEAP-Access (with accommodations) MI-Access (FI, SI, and P) MI-Access (FI, SI, and P)

10 10 Assessment Continuum

11 11 Assessment Window

12 12 Submitting Questions Email: answers@resa.netanswers@resa.net View any time at: www.MIstreamnet.comwww.MIstreamnet.com

13 13 Student Selection and Eligibility Dan Evans Analyst, Administration and Reporting Of fice of Standards & Assessment

14 14 Eligibility Criteria Guidelines for participation are posted to the MEAP-Access web page under IEP Team Information section

15 15 Eligibility Criteria Student must have current IEP; Student must have current IEP; IEP must include goals based on Michigans Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) for the grade in which the student is enrolled;

16 16 Student must have access to and instruction in grade-level content for the grade in which the student is enrolled; Student must have access to and instruction in grade-level content for the grade in which the student is enrolled; Eligibility Criteria

17 17 IEP Team is reasonably certain student will not achieve grade-level standards at the same proficiency level as their peers, in the year covered by the IEP; IEP Team is reasonably certain student will not achieve grade-level standards at the same proficiency level as their peers, in the year covered by the IEP; Eligibility Criteria

18 18 Objective evidence demonstrates that the students disability has precluded the student from achieving grade-level standards at the same level of proficiency as their peers; Objective evidence demonstrates that the students disability has precluded the student from achieving grade-level standards at the same level of proficiency as their peers; Eligibility Criteria

19 19 Students lack of progress must be determined using multiple objectives and valid measures of the students academic achievement over time. Students lack of progress must be determined using multiple objectives and valid measures of the students academic achievement over time. Eligibility Criteria

20 20 Eligibility Criteria

21 21 Assessment Decision Flowchart

22 22 Decision-Making Worksheet

23 23 Decision-Making Worksheet

24 24 Statewide Assessment Guidelines found on web page

25 25 Assessment Selection Guidelines Michigan Online Professional Learning System (MOPLS) and Statewide Assessment Selection Guidelines (ASG) online program acts as companion to the printed manual available for download from the BAA site Michigan Online Professional Learning System (MOPLS) and Statewide Assessment Selection Guidelines (ASG) online program acts as companion to the printed manual available for download from the BAA site Updated for 2012-13 school year Updated for 2012-13 school year Link to manual www.michigan.gov/meap- access Link to manual www.michigan.gov/meap- accesswww.michigan.gov/meap- accesswww.michigan.gov/meap- access

26 26 MOPLS A primary objective of MOPLS is to be an online trainer for educators. A primary objective of MOPLS is to be an online trainer for educators. The subject areas for the learning modules include: The subject areas for the learning modules include: Reading and Writing Reading and Writing Mathematics Mathematics Guidelines For Determining Participation In State Assessments Guidelines For Determining Participation In State Assessments

27 27 A key underpinning of MOPLS is to provide access to Michigans Reading/ Writing and Mathematic GLCEs A key underpinning of MOPLS is to provide access to Michigans Reading/ Writing and Mathematic GLCEs MOPLS is located at Michigan LearnPort hosted by Michigan Virtual University at http://mi.learnport.org/. MOPLS is located at Michigan LearnPort hosted by Michigan Virtual University at http://mi.learnport.org/. http://mi.learnport.org/ Registration is free. Registration is free. MOPLS

28 28MOPLS

29 29 Submitting Questions Email: answers@resa.netanswers@resa.net View any time at: www.MIstreamnet.comwww.MIstreamnet.com

30 30 Dan Evans Analyst, Administration and Reporting Of fice of Standards & Assessment Test Design

31 31 MEAP-Access features: Fewer items on the assessments Fewer items on the assessments 3 answer choices per item 3 answer choices per item Segmented passages Segmented passages Passage introductions Passage introductions Use of Graphics Use of Graphics Reduced reading load and complexity Reduced reading load and complexity Test Design

32 32 Grades 3 – 8 Reading Grades 3 – 8 Reading Grades 4 & 7Writing Grades 4 & 7Writing Grades 3 – 8Mathematics Grades 3 – 8Mathematics MEAP-Access will be administered during the MEAP assessment window. (October 9-26, 2012) Test Design

33 33 Sample Booklet for Mathematics Test Design

34 34 Mathematic s Grades 3-8 45 multiple choice items (3 answer choices) 45 multiple choice items (3 answer choices) Two parts in one test booklet Two parts in one test booklet Part 1 – 20 items, Part 2 – 25 items Part 1 – 20 items, Part 2 – 25 items Calculator use allowed on all items Calculator use allowed on all items Test Design

35 35 MEAP-Access sample item Test Design

36 36 Sample Booklet for Reading Test Design

37 37 Reading Grades 3-8 4 Reading selections, each with 8 multiple choice (MC) items 4 Reading selections, each with 8 multiple choice (MC) items 11 Independent word study mc items 11 Independent word study mc items Test Design

38 38 Reading Grades 3-8 Two days, two test booklets Day one – 3 parts Day one – 3 parts 2 Reading selections with 8 MC items each 2 Reading selections with 8 MC items each 11 Independent word study MC items 11 Independent word study MC items Day two – 2 parts Day two – 2 parts 2 Reading selections with 8 MC items each 2 Reading selections with 8 MC items each Test Design

39 39 Passage Introduction Sample Test Design

40 40 MEAP-Access Sample Passage Test Design

41 41 MEAP-Access sample items Test Design

42 42 Sample Booklet for Writing Test Design

43 43 Writing Grades 4 and 7 –3 Writing prompts –15 Independent multiple choice items Test Design

44 44 Writing Grades 4 and 7 Two days, two test booklets –Day one – 2 parts 2 Writing prompts 2 Writing prompts –Day two – 2 parts 1 Writing prompt 1 Writing prompt 15 Independent MC items 15 Independent MC items Test Design

45 45 Sample Writing Prompt Write about: Trying Something New Life offers many opportunities or chances to try new things. Sometimes people are afraid to try something new. Do only one of the following: write a story about a time when you tried something new OR write a story about a time someone you know tried something new Test Design

46 46 Writing Grades 4 and 7 Will use same writing rubric as MEAP Will use same writing rubric as MEAP Separate rangefinding conducted with teachers from across the state Separate rangefinding conducted with teachers from across the state Test Design

47 47 Test Design Reading / Writing Flexibility Grades 4 and 7 Reading or Writing may be split this year between MEAP and MEAP-Access only Reading or Writing may be split this year between MEAP and MEAP-Access only Reading and writing may not be split between MI-Access Reading and writing may not be split between MI-Access

48 48 Test Design Assessment Flexibility by Content The IEP Team has the flexibility to have a student participate in MEAP, MEAP-Access or MI-Access (FI). The IEP Team has the flexibility to have a student participate in MEAP, MEAP-Access or MI-Access (FI). The IEP Team is responsible for making this decision for each content area assessed at a given grade. The IEP Team is responsible for making this decision for each content area assessed at a given grade.

49 49 Test Design Assessment Flexibility by Content For example, a grade 4 student could take MEAP reading, MEAP-Access writing, and FI mathematics. For example, a grade 4 student could take MEAP reading, MEAP-Access writing, and FI mathematics. MI-Access (FI) Accessing Print and Expressing Ideas (reading and writing) cannot be split with other assessments. MI-Access (FI) Accessing Print and Expressing Ideas (reading and writing) cannot be split with other assessments.

50 50 Test Design Science (Grade 5 & 8) The IEP Team will need to select either the MEAP or MI-Access, since no MEAP-Access science test is available.

51 51 Test Design Social Studies (Grade 6) There are no alternate assessments available for social studies at the state level The IEP Team will need to determine how the student will be assessed in this content area (either with the MEAP, a commercial test, or a locally developed test). The IEP Team will need to determine how the student will be assessed in this content area (either with the MEAP, a commercial test, or a locally developed test). See the BAA Secure Site User Manual for information on new reporting requirements related to social studies testing. See the BAA Secure Site User Manual for information on new reporting requirements related to social studies testing.

52 52 Accommodations

53 53 Accommodations All accommodations currently available for MEAP assessments are also available for the MEAP-Access. All accommodations currently available for MEAP assessments are also available for the MEAP-Access. Calculators are allowed on all parts of MEAP-Access mathematics test. Calculators are allowed on all parts of MEAP-Access mathematics test.

54 54 Accommodations All decisions about which accommodations a student needs must: be made by the IEP Team be made by the IEP Team be documented in the students IEP by content area be documented in the students IEP by content area reflect what the student routinely uses or responds to during instruction reflect what the student routinely uses or responds to during instruction

55 Accommodations

56 56 Assessment start dates are the same as MEAP by content area Assessment start dates are the same as MEAP by content area Time may be extended through the end of the testing window (10-26-12) to complete the assessment Time may be extended through the end of the testing window (10-26-12) to complete the assessment Students must finish one part in one sitting Students must finish one part in one sitting Accommodations

57 57 Accommodations Use of any accommodations should be marked in box 2 of the students answer document, except for Universal Accommodations

58 58 –Braille –Enlarged Print –Reader Scripts (Math) –Audio CDs (Math) Accommodated Materials

59 59 Submitting Questions Email: answers@resa.netanswers@resa.net View any time at: www.MIstreamnet.comwww.MIstreamnet.com

60 BAA Secure Site Tina Foote Secure Site Analyst Office of Psychometrics, Accountability, Research & Evaluation (OPARE)

61 61 BAA Secure Site Address www.michigan.gov/baa-secure

62 62 Announcement page Announcement page Contains important messages in relation to the BAA Secure Site Contains important deadlines and dates in relation to tasks on the BAA Secure Site Contains information for all assessments

63 63 Additional Material Orders Additional Material Orders Additional material orders open October 1 – October 23 –Dont wait until the last minute to ensure you have all materials needed to return the test on time District coordinator will be sent overage materials Only district level users can place an order Click on Addl Material Orders from the left

64 64 Additional Material Orders Select shipping destination – You can select school or district for each individual order Braille orders, call 877-560-8378 and press option 2 for MEAP-Access

65 65 Additional Material Orders

66 66 Order Summary/Tracking Order Summary/Tracking Click on Order Summary/Tracking from the left List Initial Material and Addl Material Orders Report button creates a printable report of all orders displayed You can view the Initial Material Order report and it will include overages and ancillary materials included in the order

67 67 Order Summary/Tracking Order Summary/Tracking Available to track your order/shipment: –Order Detail for each order –Current status of orders –Date shipped (when shipped) –Shipment Detail – packing list –Tracking number with link to track the package(s) through the shipping vendor i.e. FedEx or UPS once shipped

68 68 Order Summary/Tracking

69 69 Barcode Labels All answer documents must have a barcode label –Must be the correct student –Must be the correct test cycle –Home school students must have a barcode label Students must be identified for testing first –Instructions to pre-ID are available in BAA Secure Site User Manual Click on Barcode Label from the menu at the left

70 70 Barcode Labels What is the After Date field?

71 71 Barcode Labels

72 72 Barcode Labels Print with a laser printer, not inkjet Specific to student, school and test cycle Cannot use previous years Cannot use from other test cycles, i.e. MI-Access, MEAP Reprint damaged labels Ensure barcode label matches students name at top

73 73 Barcode Labels All answer documents must have a barcode label!

74 74 Student Demographics Demographics such as ethnicity, special education, economically disadvantaged, etc. will be loaded from MSDS by BAA –Full list of demographics to be pulled is in the Student Demographic Updates section of the BAA Secure Site User Manual Demographics will come from the fall general MSDS collection and Student Record Maintenance (SRM) files that follow

75 75 Student Demographics BAA will use demographics with an as of date on or before October 26 Changes or corrections must be submitted in MSDS by December 4 Important to work with the district MSDS person to ensure demographics are accurate by deadlines

76 76 Student Demographics If fall general MSDS collection is accurate, only student information from October 3 – October 26 will need to be updated in MSDS for assessment purposes Demographics cannot be updated or changed on the BAA Secure Site UICs must be resolved Students not identified as SE in MSDS MEAP-Access scores will be invalidate – no score!

77 77 Expected to Test Enrollment list from MSDS provided on BAA Secure Site List students enrolled and not exited in MSDS List students tested, even if not enrolled in MSDS Student demographics from MSDS All data pulled with an as of date on or before October 26

78 78 Expected to Test Available November 28 along with Tested Roster Includes all students, not just students taking the MEAP-Access Verify enrollment, students that need to be exited, students that need to be enrolled, and student demographics

79 79 Expected to Test Use the filters! –SE Discrepancy – Enrolled Discrepancy The report can only be updated through MSDS using a student record maintenance file (SRM) –Expected to Test will be updated hourly with new data Data used for Accountability calculations and assessment reporting

80 80 Expected to Test

81 81 Tested Roster Very important!! Very important!! Last chance to identify errors and report them Last chance to identify errors and report them Identify & fix out-of-level issues Identify & fix out-of-level issues –If tested in the wrong grade level or used the wrong grade level answer document, it cannot be corrected –If grade is in incorrect in MSDS, it can be corrected in MSDS

82 82 Tested Roster Look for missing answer documents –If tested in MEAP-Access, report any missing Look for duplicate records –If duplicate students listed, submit combine Verify students are listed in building where they tested –Students that did not test at the building, submit a move

83 83 Tested Roster Look for students incorrectly marked PB or NS –If it is an error, submit an appeal –Required to submit a reason why the students answer document was marked PB or NS and was not correct Student demographics pulled from MSDS and are same as on the Expected to Test screen Use the filters!

84 84 Tested Roster

85 85 Not Tested Start getting prepared now BAA will identify students that did not take any one of the three fall assessments, MEAP, MEAP-Access, MI-Access Schools will be required to select a reason a student did not test

86 86 Not Tested Avoid most common mistakes now! Administrative Errors –Students not exited in MSDS –Students not identified correctly as home school or nonpublic school students if receiving services –Multiple or incorrect UIC number Needed for federal reporting and accountability calculations

87 87 Not Tested

88 88 Report Printing Options Selected at a district level Two options: –All reports –Green – individual student report, student record labels and parent reports Defaults to Green option

89 89 Report Printing Options

90 90 BAA Secure Site Email baa@michigan.gov baa@michigan.gov Call 877-560-8378, press option 2 BAA Secure Site User Manual –Located on log in page before logging in –Located at bottom of Announcement page after logging in

91 91 Submitting Questions Email: answers@resa.netanswers@resa.net View any time at: www.MIstreamnet.comwww.MIstreamnet.com

92 92 Receipt and Return of Assessment Materials Ramona Moore Project Manager Measurement Incorporated

93 93 Measurement Incorporated Printing, distribution, scoring, and reporting contractor for MEAP-Access Printing, distribution, scoring, and reporting contractor for MEAP-Access 2 nd year of the contract 2 nd year of the contract

94 94 Overview When and how youll receive your materials When and how youll receive your materials How to return your materials after testing How to return your materials after testing

95 95 Delivery Dates Materials delivered via FedEx Ground beginning Sept. 24 th Materials delivered via FedEx Ground beginning Sept. 24 th All materials delivered by Oct. 1 st All materials delivered by Oct. 1 st

96 96 Receipt of Materials Orders are packed by school Orders are packed by school Boxes containing packing lists will be marked with a sticker Boxes containing packing lists will be marked with a sticker Inventory your shipments immediately after receiving them! Inventory your shipments immediately after receiving them!

97 97 Receipt of Materials FedEx shipping labels will include: –School name –Box number, e.g. 1 of x, 2 of x, etc.

98 98

99 99 Receipt of Materials MEAP-Access boxes will be identified with a green box label

100 100 Packing List in Box 1 Packing List in Box 1 Security List in Box 1 Security List in Box 1 Box List in each box Box List in each box Shipments from Measurement Incorporated

101 101 Shipments from Measurement Incorporated For student pre-identified by September 11, printed Pre-ID labels will be in the order by –Grade –Subject –Class/Group –Last name

102 102 MEAP-Access Fact: The total number of pages printed for test booklets is 4.5 million!

103 103 Before Testing Review manual Review manual Stress SECURITY Stress SECURITY Know school and district codes Know school and district codes

104 104 During Testing No. 2 pencil No. 2 pencil Demographics on answer document are completed correctly Demographics on answer document are completed correctly Form number is recorded correctly Form number is recorded correctly

105 105 During Testing All answer docs have correct Pre-ID label All answer docs have correct Pre-ID label Handle with care! Handle with care!

106 106

107 107 Return of Materials Follow instructions in manual Follow instructions in manual Return materials no later than October 31 st to avoid possible late fees Return materials no later than October 31 st to avoid possible late fees

108 108 What do I return? Scorable : –Used answer docs –Used Grade 3 answer docs

109 109 What do I return? Non-scorable: –Used and unused test booklets –Used and unused accommodated media –Unused Grade 3 answer documents

110 110 Material Return Check Sheet (page 96 of manual)

111 111 Returning Scorable Materials Sort answer docs into stacks by grade, subject, and form Sort answer docs into stacks by grade, subject, and form No sticky notes! No sticky notes! No paper clips! No paper clips! Really, Really Important!

112 112 School/Grade Header Place a completed School/Grade Header Sheet on top of each stack of answer documents Place a completed School/Grade Header Sheet on top of each stack of answer documents

113 113 School/Grade Header Sheet

114 114

115 115 MEAP-Access Fact: There are 17 different colors used to identify the different test materials and ancillary docs.

116 116 Returning Scorable Materials No sticky notes! Really. No sticky notes! Really. No white out transcribe onto new answer document No white out transcribe onto new answer document Poor erasures transcribe onto new answer document Poor erasures transcribe onto new answer document

117 117 Returning Scorable Materials Dont place a used answer document inside a test booklet! Dont place a used answer document inside a test booklet! Scorable materials returned in a non- scorable box? Scorable materials returned in a non- scorable box?

118 118 Class/Group ID Sheet Links a teacher name in a school to up to SIX four-digit numbers. Links a teacher name in a school to up to SIX four-digit numbers. Numbers must be unique to school. Numbers must be unique to school. Four-digit numbers can be applied to any answer document Four-digit numbers can be applied to any answer document

119 119

120 120 Special Handling Word-processed pages and additional paper –ID info on all additional pages –Place within students answer doc –Place in the blue Special Handling Envelope

121 121 Special Handling Write Do Not Score on the first page on any answer doc that should not be scored Write Do Not Score on the first page on any answer doc that should not be scored Do not return bio-hazardous materials! Transcribe onto new answer doc. Do not return bio-hazardous materials! Transcribe onto new answer doc.

122 122 Return Kits Return instructions Return instructions FedEx Airbills FedEx Airbills Lavender scorable and cream non-scorable adhesive labels for boxes Lavender scorable and cream non-scorable adhesive labels for boxes

123 123 Fed Ex Airbill One Airbill per shipment! One Airbill per shipment! Airbill goes with Box 1 Airbill goes with Box 1 Dont tamper with pre-printed info on Airbill - including class of service! Dont tamper with pre-printed info on Airbill - including class of service!

124 124

125 125 FedEx Multiple-Piece Shipment Labels FedEx will apply Multiple-Piece Shipment labels to the remaining boxes FedEx will apply Multiple-Piece Shipment labels to the remaining boxes Stickers with tracking numbers! Stickers with tracking numbers!

126 126 FedEx Multiple-Piece Shipment Labels

127 127 FedEx Call 1-800-GoFedEx to schedule a pickup Call 1-800-GoFedEx to schedule a pickup Press 9 at I ? Press 9 at In a few words, please tell me what youre calling about? Enter account # 999 999 933 to be transferred to a Premier Customer Service Rep. familiar with MEAP-Access Enter account # 999 999 933 to be transferred to a Premier Customer Service Rep. familiar with MEAP-Access Call by 2:30 pm for same-day pickup Call by 2:30 pm for same-day pickup

128 128 MEAP-Access Call Center & Contact Information Phone: 877-560-8378 option 2 Email: BAA@Michigan.gov AA@Michigan.gov

129 129 The furthest distance that MEAP-Access test materials will travel is over 1,100 miles.

130 Fees Dan Evans Assessment Analyst Administration & Reporting Office of Standards & Assessment

131 131 Fees for 2011 Student answer documents returned without a Pre-ID label will have a label affixed by the contractor at a cost of $10 per document. Student answer documents returned without a Pre-ID label will have a label affixed by the contractor at a cost of $10 per document. If a label cannot be affixed by the contractor, the document will not be scored. If a label cannot be affixed by the contractor, the document will not be scored.

132 132 Fee Schedule

133 Accountability

134 134 Accountability State Accreditation (school report cards) uses results from MME MME MEAP MEAP MEAP-Access MEAP-Access MI-Access MI-Access

135 135 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) uses results from MME MME MEAP MEAP MEAP-Access MEAP-Access MI-Access MI-Access Accountability

136 136 All students participating in MEAP- Access earning valid scores count towards 95% AYP participation requirement All students participating in MEAP- Access earning valid scores count towards 95% AYP participation requirement May count up to 2% of students across the district who score at the Proficiency level for AYP May count up to 2% of students across the district who score at the Proficiency level for AYP Accountability

137 137 2% Cap The cap does not limit the number of eligible students that can be assessed with MEAP-Access, only a limit on the number of proficient scores that can be counted in AYP calculations. The cap does not limit the number of eligible students that can be assessed with MEAP-Access, only a limit on the number of proficient scores that can be counted in AYP calculations. Accountability

138 The Most Common Administration Errors

139 139 Most Common Administration Errors Students NOT flagged as Special Education in MSDS Students NOT flagged as Special Education in MSDS Answer documents returned without barcode labels or wrong one Answer documents returned without barcode labels or wrong one Answer documents placed in non- scorable box Answer documents placed in non- scorable box

140 140 Students taking assessments not specified by the IEP Students taking assessments not specified by the IEP Answer document: Answer document: Does not have form number bubbled in and/or written in Does not have form number bubbled in and/or written in Returned outside of envelope or inside booklets Returned outside of envelope or inside booklets Answer documents not completed correctly Answer documents not completed correctly Most Common Administration Errors

141 141 Students taking out-of-level assessments (test form grade does not match MSDS grade) Students taking out-of-level assessments (test form grade does not match MSDS grade) Student answer documents returned under wrong or NO School Header sheet Student answer documents returned under wrong or NO School Header sheet Secure material not returned per instructions Secure material not returned per instructions Most Common Administration Errors

142 142 Bubbles not filled in with #2 pencil correctly (must be dark enough and fill in circle completely) Bubbles not filled in with #2 pencil correctly (must be dark enough and fill in circle completely) Counts for AMO/first-time orders not entered by appropriate district level personnel Counts for AMO/first-time orders not entered by appropriate district level personnel Test material not returned Test material not returned Large number of items ordered but not used Large number of items ordered but not used Most Common Administration Errors

143 143 Tested Roster not being reviewed by many districts Tested Roster not being reviewed by many districts Counts for AMO/first-time orders not entered by appropriate district level personnel Counts for AMO/first-time orders not entered by appropriate district level personnel Most Common Administration Errors

144 144 2012, the Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA) needs to use the Research Code I field to collect data from test administrators regarding expected student performance on the test Research Code I

145 145 Test administrators must fill in the Research Code I field in Box 1 of the student answer document (or scorable test booklet for grade 3) according to the top performance level they believe the student being assessed will achieve Research Code I

146 146 If the test administrator believes the student being assessed has the knowledge, ability, and skills of a student in the: Research Code I 1.Top performance level, he or she should fill in the number 1 bubble. 2.Middle performance level, fill in the number 2 bubble 3.Bottom performance level, fill in the number 3 bubble

147 147 A performance level description guidance document is posted to the web page under Resources to assist with the decision. Test administrators may use the information there - along with what they already know about the students knowledge, abilities, and skills - to make their determinations. Research Code I

148 148 The data collected will 1. be used to provide information for determining a possible set of cut scores for 2012, 2. serve as a comparison to the cut scores set during 2011, and 3. help provide validity evidence for previously established cut scores. Research Code I

149 149 Important Communications BAA sends important emails to District Coordinators throughout the administration cycle. BAA sends important emails to District Coordinators throughout the administration cycle. Ensure your contact information, particularly email address, is updated and accurate in EEM (Educational Entity Master) Ensure your contact information, particularly email address, is updated and accurate in EEM (Educational Entity Master)

150 150 Ensure your districts IT professional confirms you can receive these emails and attachments. Ensure your districts IT professional confirms you can receive these emails and attachments. Important Communications

151 151 Resources MEAP-Access web page MEAP-Access web page –(www.michigan.gov/meap-access) Statewide Assessment Selection Guidelines Manual Statewide Assessment Selection Guidelines Manual Test Administrator Manual Test Administrator Manual BAA fall web conference series BAA fall web conference series(www.michigan.gov/baa-learning) MOPLS (mi.learnport.org) MOPLS (mi.learnport.org)

152 152 Jim Griffiths Manager, Administration and Reporting Office of Standards & Assessment Comments & Questions

153 153 Questions

154 154 Contact Information Call 877-560-8378 Select option 2 baa@michigan.gov

155 155 Thank You! FAQ sheet is available on MEAP-Access webpage FAQ sheet is available on MEAP-Access webpage Archived Event at www.MIstreamnet.com Archived Event at www.MIstreamnet.com DVD copies for $10 plus $4 shipping DVD copies for $10 plus $4 shipping Brenda Hose at 734-334-1437 or hoseb@resa.net Brenda Hose at 734-334-1437 or hoseb@resa.net


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