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Michigan Merit Examination Overview – MME 101 Joseph Martineau, Jim Griffiths, and Pat King Educational Assessment & Accountability Objective Michigan Merit Examination Framework Assessment Design, Content, and Scoring Purpose of MME Statewide assessment

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michigan merit examination overview mme 101

Michigan Merit Examination Overview – MME 101

Joseph Martineau, Jim Griffiths, and

Pat King

Educational Assessment & Accountability

Fall Conference 2007

objective
Objective
  • Michigan Merit Examination Framework
  • Assessment Design, Content, and Scoring

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purpose of mme
Purpose of MME
  • Statewide assessment
  • All Students in Spring of Grade 11
  • Eligible students in Grade 12

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impact
Impact
  • School – Meet requirements

-NCLB

-AYP

-EdYes!

-School Report Cards

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Impact
  • Students

-Eligibility for Michigan Promise Scholarship

-State paid ACT Plus Writing as part of the MME

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Impact
  • Students must take the complete MME

-Count as tested – AYP participation rates

-Michigan Promise scholarship eligibility

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home school students
Home School Students
  • Test at their local public high school

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non public school students
Non-Public School Students
  • Non-public School as an established MME Test Center
  • Auxiliary Test Centers

-No accommodated administrations

-No make-up administrations

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mme legislation
MME Legislation
  • Revised School Code

-section 380.1279g

  • State School Aid Act

-section 388.1704

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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

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mme assessment design
MME Assessment Design
  • ACT Plus Writing
  • WorkKeys

-Reading for Information

-Applied Mathematics

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MME Assessment Design
  • Alignment studies

-Michigan Curriculum Framework

-High School Content Expectations

      • ELA – Spring 2007
      • Mathematics – Spring 2008
      • Science – Spring 2009
      • Social Studies – TBA

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MME Assessment Design
  • Michigan components

-Mathematics

-Science

-Persuasive Writing

-Social Studies

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MME Assessment Design
  • Three test sessions
  • Three test booklets
  • Three answer documents

Student must take complete MME (all three) to count as tested

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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

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score reporting
Score Reporting
  • ACT Score Reports

-College-reportable

-Non-college-reportable

  • WorkKeys Score Reports
  • MME Score Reports

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mme scores
MME Scores
  • Items from ACT, WorkKeys, and Michigan components
  • ACT and WorkKeys scores do not contribute to MME score

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mme score reading
MME Score - Reading
  • ACT Reading

-40 multiple choice

  • WorkKeys Reading for Information

-30 multiple choice

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mme score writing
MME Score - Writing
  • ACT English

-75 multiple choice

  • ACT Writing

-constructed response – 12 points

  • Michigan Social Studies

-constructed response – 12 points

-Persuasive writing rubric

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mme score ela
MME Score – ELA
  • ELA scale score = average of

-MME Reading scale score

-MME Writing scale score

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mme mathematics score
MME Mathematics Score
  • ACT Mathematics

-60 multiple choice

  • ACT Science

-15 multiple choice

  • WorkKeys Applied Mathematics

-30 multiple choice

  • Michigan Mathematics – Spring 2008

-34 multiple choice

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mme science score
MME Science Score
  • ACT Science

-40 multiple choice

  • Michigan Science – Spring 2008

-42 multiple choice

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mme social studies score
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

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mme score na not tested
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

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high school eligibility requirements
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)

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High School Eligibility Requirements
  • Required Staff Training – November 2007

-Test Supervisor (TS)

-Backup Test Supervisor (BU)

-Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC)

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high school requirements
High School Requirements
  • Facilities
  • Staffing
  • Security
  • Exact Timing of Tests
  • Test Day Documentation

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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

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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

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mme administration spring 2008
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

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mme day 3 option
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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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MME Administration – Spring 2008
  • Accommodations Testing

-ACT Plus Writing: March 11 - 25

-WorkKeys and Michigan Mathematics: March 12 - 26

-Michigan Science and Social Studies: March 13 - 27

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Grade 12 MME Retake Eligibility

  • 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

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future administration dates
Future Administration Dates

*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

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mme administration
MME Administration
  • All test sessions must be administered on the designated dates at the designated times
  • All components of the MME are timed tests

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helping students prepare for mme
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

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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)

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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

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Helping Students Prepare for MME

Focus on learning the skills defined in the standards and benchmarks rather than just practicing test-taking skills

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additional information
Additional Information

MME web page

www.michigan.gov/mme

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mme contact information
MME Contact Information
  • Pat King

(517) 335-6780 voice

[email protected] - new

  • Jim Griffiths

(517) 373-4332 voice

[email protected]

  • Joseph Martineau

(517) 373-0048 voice

[email protected]

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MME Contact Information

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