Michigan Merit Examination MME Spring 2011 MME Preparation

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

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

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

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

Today’s Agenda n MME Overview n What’s new for Spring 2011 n Who tests

Today’s Agenda n MME Overview n What’s new for Spring 2011 n Who tests in Spring 2011 n How to conduct a successful test administration n MME critical dates and schedule 3 3

Today’s Agenda, cont. Review of the school establishment process n Review of testing requirements

Today’s Agenda, cont. Review of the school establishment process n Review of testing requirements (facilities & staffing) n Training workshops – what to expect, who must attend, who should attend n Students testing with accommodations n 4 4

Today’s Agenda, cont. Home-schooled students n Non-public school students n Helping students prepare for

Today’s Agenda, cont. Home-schooled students n Non-public school students n Helping students prepare for the MME n Sources of Information n Questions and Answers n 5 5

Questions during this videocast? n Email – answers@resa. net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857

Questions during this videocast? n Email – [email protected] net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857 6 6

MME Overview n Statewide high school assessment n Grade 11 – as of March

MME Overview n Statewide high school assessment n Grade 11 – as of March 1 n 3 Parts: • ACT Plus Writing • Work. Keys components • Michigan components 7 7

MME Overview n Student Benefits: • Free college entrance exam • Free work skills

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

MME Overview n 3 Days of Testing • Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing

MME Overview n 3 Days of Testing • Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing • Day 2 – Work. Keys components • Day 3 – Michigan components 9 9

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

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

MME Test Dates n Initial Testing Spring 2011 • March 1: ACT Plus Writing

MME Test Dates n Initial Testing Spring 2011 • March 1: ACT Plus Writing • March 2: Work. Keys components • March 3: Michigan components 11 11

MME Test Dates n Makeup Testing Spring 2011 • March 15: ACT Plus Writing

MME Test Dates n Makeup Testing Spring 2011 • March 15: ACT Plus Writing • March 16: Work. Keys components • March 17: Michigan components 12 12

MME Test Dates n Accommodations Spring 2011 • Day 1: • Day 2: •

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

MME Overview n Specific Requirements • Facilities • Staffing • Test Administration n Established

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

MME Overview n Who must be established as an MME Test Center? • Each/every

MME Overview n 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) 15 15

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Establishment/Renewal Packets to arrive at high schools by September

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Review key documents • Standard Testing Requirements • School

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

Key Documents, continued • Summary of Test Administration Policies • Qualifications and Responsibilities for

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Responsibility Principal of High School • Submit school information

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Key MME Testing Staff – required in each high

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

Required MME Testing Personnel n Test Supervisor • Responsible for all MME assessment activities

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

Required MME Testing Personnel n Test Accommodations Coordinator • Assures that each student requiring

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

Relatives Participating in MME Testing Key MME Testing Staff have access to secure test

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

Relatives Participating in MME Testing Relatives are defined as: • Children / Step-children •

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

Athletic Coaches n For Accommodated Testing – may not serve as the Test Accommodations

Athletic Coaches n For Accommodated Testing – may not serve as the Test Accommodations Coordinator if any student athletes test with accommodations. n 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

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Principals school’s – select/confirm your • Test Supervisor, •

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Principals school’s – select/confirm your • Test Supervisor, • Back-up Test Supervisor, and • Test Accommodations Coordinator 27 27

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

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal n Online submission completed by September 17, 2010: • Principals

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal § Online submission starting September 20, 2010: • Test Supervisors

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 30 30

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal § Online submission starting September 20, 2010 continued: • Test

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

MME Test Center Establishment/Renewal § Registration for required MME Training Workshop § One half-day

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

Required MME Training Workshops – who must attend ALL new Test Supervisors, Back-up Test

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

Required MME Training Workshops – who should attend n What if all staff members

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

Previously Trained MME Key Staff n New for 2011 • Webcast will be posted

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

Continuing for Spring 2011 MME n Additional attendance requirements • Misadministration resulting in n

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

MME Training Workshops – what to expect n What will be covered: • Testing

MME Training Workshops – what to expect n What will be covered: • Testing Requirements – before, during, and after testing • Procedures for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 • Ordering materials • Return Information 37 37

MME Training Workshops– what to expect n What will be covered (continued): • Avoiding

MME Training Workshops– what to expect n 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 38 38

MME Training Workshops – what to expect n Arrive Early – All Attendees must

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

MME Training Workshops – what to expect n New for 2011 • Workshop materials

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

MME Training Workshops – what to expect n If your school staff does not

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

Continuing for Spring 2011 MME n MME Remote Training Sites • Locations for 2011

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

Training Dates and Locations n Monday, Nov 1 (am) – Kalamazoo Tuesday, Nov 2

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

MME Assessment Sites and Facilities n Same requirements for Day 1, Day 2, and

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

MME Assessment Sites and Facilities n Choice of testing rooms for standard time administration

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

Exceptions for Day 2 and Day 3 Only n Permitted ONLY if hardship situation

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

Who Takes MME in Spring 2011? n Grade 11 – All students • Only

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

Who Takes MME in Spring 2011? n Grade 12 • Only eligible to test

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

Who Takes MME in Spring 2011? n Grade 12 • Students not previously tested

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

MME Subject Score – Not Valid No scale score or Performance Level n Nonstandard

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

Helping Students Prepare for the MME n Assure that the high school’s curriculum is

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

Helping Students Prepare for the MME n Encourage students to enroll in rigorous college

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

Helping Students Prepare for the MME n Help students participate in reasonable ACT prep

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

Helping Students Prepare for the MME n Become familiar with Work. Keys test formats

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

Helping to Prepare for MME n Focus on learning the skills defined in the

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

Home-schooled Students n Home-schooled students wishing to participate in the MME will test at

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

Questions during this videocast? n Email – answers@resa. net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857

Questions during this videocast? n Email – [email protected] net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857 57 57

Non-Public School Students n Non-Public Schools are encouraged to participate in MME • Participation

Non-Public School Students n 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 58 58

Non-Public School Students, continued • Participation Model #2 n Students test at Auxiliary Test

Non-Public School Students, continued • Participation Model #2 n Students test at Auxiliary Test Center n Accommodated students test at your school - No accommodations testing at Auxiliary Test Centers 59 59

Non-Public School Students, continued • Participation Model #3 n Students test at Auxiliary Test

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

Non-Public School Students, continued • Complete the appropriate test site establishment and testing staff

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

Questions during this videocast? n Email – answers@resa. net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857

Questions during this videocast? n Email – [email protected] net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857 62 62

How to Conduct a Successful MME Test Administration n Become familiar with MME procedures

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

How to Conduct a Successful MME Test Administration, continued n DON’T wait until it’s

How to Conduct a Successful MME Test Administration, continued n DON’T wait until it’s too late n DON’T miss DUE DATES n Ask Questions – Don’t assume n STATE TESTING is NOT ACT National Testing 64 64

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

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

Now is the time… n Appoint and train key MME staff • Test Supervisor

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

Spring 2011 MME Schedule Week of August 30 Test Site Renewal/Establishment Packets sent to

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 Staff submit profiles and register – October 8 online for Workshop Training 67 67

Spring 2011 MME Schedule September 29 MME Spring 2011 Briefing September 29 Accommodations Webcast

Spring 2011 MME Schedule September 29 MME Spring 2011 Briefing September 29 Accommodations Webcast (for TACs) October 8 Required MME Training registration completed 68 68

Spring 2011 MME Schedule November 1 -4 Required MME Staff Training November 2 Remote

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 69 69

Spring 2011 MME Schedule December 1 Off-site testing requests due to ACT January 11

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 Receipt deadline for ordering State-Allowed Accommodations January 14 70 70

New for Spring 2011 n Establishment/Renewal • Non-public schools online establishment • Checklist of

New for Spring 2011 n Establishment/Renewal • Non-public schools online establishment • Checklist of Dates combined 71 71

New for Spring 2011 n Training Workshops • Previously Trained Abbreviated Training • Workshop

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

New for Spring 2011 n Day 1 – ACT • Race/Ethnicity on Day 1

New for Spring 2011 n Day 1 – ACT • Race/Ethnicity on Day 1 Answer Folder n Day 2 – Work. Keys • Work. Keys Admin Codes n No January Webcast 73 73

New for Spring 2011 n Test Design • Day 3 Science n Reduced test

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

Questions during this videocast? n Email – answers@resa. net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857

Questions during this videocast? n Email – [email protected] net n Fax: 734 -334 -1857 75 75

For Questions and Comments n For more information on MME • www. michigan. gov/mme

For Questions and Comments n For more information on MME • www. michigan. gov/mme • 877 -560 -8378 • [email protected] gov 76 76

For Questions and Comments n For ACT and Work. Keys specific questions • ACT

For Questions and Comments n For ACT and Work. Keys specific questions • ACT and Work. Keys State Testing (800) 553 -6244 x 2800 • ACT State Testing Accommodations (800) 553 -6244 x 1788 • mi. [email protected] org 77 77