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Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Overview. Michigan Department of Education Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability Pat King Specialist – MME Administration and Reporting. MME Overview. What is the MME? Design of the MME What’s New for Spring 2009? CTE Reports

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Michigan merit examination mme overview

Michigan Merit Examination (MME) Overview

Michigan Department of Education

Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability

Pat King

Specialist – MME Administration and Reporting


Mme overview

MME Overview

  • What is the MME?

  • Design of the MME

  • What’s New for Spring 2009?

  • CTE Reports

  • National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)


What is the mme

What is the MME?

  • State high school assessment

  • State of Michigan legislative requirement

    • Revised School Code

    • State School Aid Act

  • Grade 11

  • March 1 – June 1


Design of the mme

Design of the MME

Must contain all of the following:

  • College entrance or placement exam with a writing component

  • Work skills assessments

    • Reading and Mathematics

    • Eligibility for Employment Certification


Design of the mme1

Design of the MME

  • Social Studies component

  • Any component necessary to meet federal requirements

    • NCLB

    • US Department of Education approval


Design of the mme2

Design of the MME

  • MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing

  • MME Day 2 – WorkKeys

    • Reading for Information

    • Applied Mathematics

    • Locating Information (new Spring 2009)


Design of the mme3

Design of the MME

  • MME Day 3 – Michigan components

    • Mathematics

    • Science

    • Social Studies

  • Alignment to HS Standards and Content Expectations


Design of the mme4

Design of the MME

  • Three components administered over three days

  • Student must take complete MME to receive valid MME scores in each subject and to count as tested


Design of the mme5

Design of the MME

  • MME subject scores

    • derived from items from two or more components administered over multiple days

    • Only selected items from ACT and WorkKeys components count toward MME subject score

    • improve balance and alignment to HS content expectations


Design of the mme6

Design of the MME


Cte score reports

CTE Score Reports

  • Paper Reports

  • Distributed to CTE centers

  • Individual Student Reports

  • Student Roster

    • By subject

    • All students within the same code


Michigan merit examination mme overview

Reported by Standard


Design of mme

Design of MME

  • Provides Student:

    • Free national college entrance test

    • Free national workforce readiness evaluation

    • Michigan Promise eligibility

      • (up to $4000)


National career readiness certification

National Career Readiness Certification

  • Based on three WorkKeys assessments

    • Reading for Information

    • Applied Mathematics

    • Locating Information

  • MME Day 2

  • WorkKeys score range = 3 through 7


  • National career readiness certification1

    National Career Readiness Certification

    • Three levels of distinction

      • Gold

        • Minimum score of 5 on all three tests

      • Silver

        • Minimum score of 4 on all three tests

      • Bronze

        • Minimum score of 3 on all three tests


    National career readiness certification2

    National Career Readiness Certification

    • Individual Student Option - No fee

      • Register online www.myworkkeys.com

      • Name and student ID number as printed on WorkKeys score report – gridded on Day 2 answer document

      • Obtain verifiable certificate number that employers can access

      • No paper copy (paper copy may be purchased for $15)


    National career readiness certification3

    National Career Readiness Certification

    • School Option – data file

      • Purchase WorkKeys data file

      • Contains certificate number, log-in, and password for each NCRC eligible student

      • $250 per school plus $2.50 per each student


    National career readiness certification4

    National Career Readiness Certification

    • School Option – paper copy

      • School receives paper NCRC for each eligible student in addition to the data file

      • Mailed to school approximately 30 days after qualifying scores are received in ACT data warehouse

      • $250 per school plus $5.00 per each eligible student


    National career readiness certification5

    National Career Readiness Certification

    • School Option – Note

      Schools registered to provide certificates to Grade 12 students taking the Locating Information this year (not part of MME) will not have to pay additional $250 activation fee to provide certificates to students in Grade 11


    Ncrc eligibility

    NCRC Eligibility

    • Student who takes translated version of WorkKeys tests is not eligible for NCRC

      • Audio translation (Spanish or Arabic)

      • Reader script translated into student’s native language


    Additional information

    Additional Information

    • www.michigan.gov/mme

    • www.act.org/workkeys

    • mme listserv

    • Questions?

      Email [email protected]

      Phone 877-560-8378 (toll free)


    Contact information

    Contact Information

    Pat King

    Specialist – MME Administration and Reporting

    Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability

    Michigan Department of Education

    PO Box 30008

    Lansing, MI 48909

    (517) 335-6780

    [email protected]


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