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  1. Michigan Merit ExaminationFall 2007 Preview Michigan Department of Education – OEAA, Pearson Educational Measurement, and ACT

  2. Welcome Jim Griffiths Assessment Administration and Reporting Coordinator - OEAA

  3. Welcome and Introductions • Jim Griffiths Assessment Administration and Reporting Coordinator - OEAA • Pat King Analyst, MME Administration and Reporting - OEAA • Tracey Koffron Project Manager – Pearson Educational Measurement

  4. Introductions (cont.) • Diane Walters State Testing Coordinator – ACT • Ryan Christensen State Testing Coordinator – ACT • John Carroll Senior Consultant – ACT

  5. Overview – Spring 2007 • Spring 2007 Test Administration Review • Lessons Learned • Reporting Timeline • MME Retest Eligibility

  6. Overview – Fall 2007 Retest • Who will test? • What tests will they take? • Where will they test? • When will they test? • Why will they test?

  7. Overview – Fall 2007 Retest • How will they register? • Accommodations • How will we get our materials? • Staff Changes – TS, BU, TAC • Key Dates

  8. Questions during the video conference… Email: answers@resa.net FAX: 734-334-1857

  9. Spring 2007 MME Administration Review • 1,111 Schools established as test centers • 3,269 Key Staff trained • Local training for Room Supervisors and Proctors • More than 124,000 students tested

  10. Spring 2007 MME Administration Review (cont.) • On-site visits • Survey Results www.michigan.gov/mme • ACT feedback - Best first statewide administration they have experienced!

  11. Lessons Learned Pat King Analyst, MME Administration and Reporting – OEAA

  12. Lessons Learned • Misadministration issues resulting in voided or canceled scores • Student prohibited behaviors resulting in end of test session and voided scores

  13. MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing Pitfalls • Lunch taken before the end of Test 5 • Timing shortages/overages • Tests administered out of proper sequence • Pre-test activities on Test Days

  14. MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing Pitfalls (cont.) • Off-site testing without ACT approval • Unapproved accommodations used • Different timing codes testing in same room • ACT-approved accommodations testing in the same room with state-allowed accommodations

  15. MME Day 2 and Day 2, 3, or 4 Lessons Learned • Must provide same testing environment as MME Day 1 • Only three exceptions • Bells • Public address system • Other students in the building/wing

  16. MME Day 2 and Day 2, 3, or 4 Lessons Learned (cont.) • All other requirements same as MME Day 1 • Certified Staff – Instructional time (applies to all Test Days)

  17. Student Prohibited Behaviors • Cell phones / ipods • Working ahead • Bubbling answers in a previous section • Answering questions after the end of a test session

  18. Areas for improvement • DVDs • Accommodations • Student mobility • Test Day documentation • Return of materials

  19. Student Results • Reports from ACT • ACT Plus Writing • WorkKeys • MME score results

  20. ACT Plus Writing Reports Diane Walters State Testing Coordinator – ACT

  21. ACT Plus Writing Reports • Standard ACT Plus Writing Reports • Student Reports to home (April/May) • High School Reports (April/May) • College Reports (April/May)

  22. ACT Plus Writing Reports (cont.) • School and District Profile Reports based on State Testing (July/August) • HS Profile Report and CD ROM • District Report • College Readiness Standards Report

  23. ACT Plus Writing Reports (cont.) • ACT Non-college reportable scores • Score Notification Letters (two copies) to high school principal (August) • Canceled Scores • Letters to students / schools

  24. WorkKeys Reports • Standard WorkKeys Reports • All reports to school (April/May) • Individual • Aggregate

  25. MME Reports • Parent Reports • Individual Student Reports • Student Rosters (by subject) • Summary Reports • School and District • Demographic • Student Data File

  26. Data Interpretation Workshops John Carroll Senior Consultant – ACT

  27. Data Interpretation Workshops • Collaboration of ACT and OEAA • ACT Fall Educator Workshop • 8:30 – 11:30am • OEAA MME Data Interpretation Workshop • 1:00 – 3:00pm

  28. Data Interpretation Workshops • ACT and OEAA staff will be available for both workshops • Reduce number of days away for professional development • Educators may attend either or both workshops – single registration process being developed

  29. Workshops Schedule • September 17 – Marquette • Northern Michigan University • September 18 – Traverse City • Northwestern Michigan College • September 19 – Grayling • Holiday Inn

  30. Workshops Schedule (cont.) • September 20 – Ann Arbor • Concordia College • September 24 – Saginaw • Saginaw Valley State University • October 1 – Grand Rapids • Calvin College

  31. Workshops Schedule (cont.) • October 2 – Kalamazoo • Kalamazoo Valley Community College • October 3 – Rochester • Oakland University • October 8 – Lansing • Michigan State University

  32. MME Retest Eligibility Pat King Analyst, MME Administration and Reporting – OEAA

  33. MME Retest Eligibility • Did not qualify for early installment of Michigan Promise scholarship • One retest opportunity • Fall or spring of Grade 12

  34. Michigan Promise • MME qualifier • Take entire MME assessment • Valid scores in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

  35. Michigan Promise (cont.) • Early installment qualifier • Level 1 or 2 in MME Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science • Ineligible to take the MME Retest • Additional information • www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

  36. MME Fall 2007 Retest • Who will test? • Grade 12 • Eligible to retest • No state-allowed accommodations on Fall 2007 MME Day 1

  37. Retest Eligibility Review • Needs an MME score in reading, writing, mathematics, science, or social studies • Does not have a performance level 1 or 2 in MME reading, writing, mathematics, and science

  38. MME Fall 2007 Pre-ID – July • OEAA will pre-ID students who are eligible to retest based on MME Spring 2007 results • MME Fall 2007 Pre-ID Student Report will be available for review on the OEAA-secure web site www.michigan.gov/oeaa-secure

  39. Verify Student Eligibility • Listed on Pre-ID Student Report • Check the OEAA Secure Site • Grade 12 First-time tester • Determine if student will retest in Fall 2007 or Spring 2008

  40. MME Fall 2007 Retest • What tests will they take? • The entire MME assessment • Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing • Day 2 – WorkKeys and Michigan Mathematics • Day 3 – Michigan Science and Social Studies (writing)

  41. MME Fall 2007 Retest • Where will they test? • MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing • ACT National Test Centers • MME Day 2 and Day 3 • School • MME State Special Testing • School

  42. MME Fall 2007 Retest • When will they test? • MME Day 1 • Saturday, October 27, 2007 • MME Day 2 • Tuesday, October 30, 2007

  43. MME Fall 2007 Retest • When will they test? (cont.) • MME Day 3 • Wednesday, October 31, 2007 • or following lunch break on Day 2 • Not both days

  44. MME Fall 2007 Retest • When will they test? (cont.) • State Special Testing • Day 1 October 27 – November 10 • Day 2 October 30 – November 13 • Day 3 October 31 – November 14

  45. MME Fall 2007 Retest • Why will they test? • To meet MME tested qualification for Michigan Promise eligibility • To qualify for early installment payment of the Michigan Promise

  46. MME Fall 2007 Retest • How will they register? • MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing • MME Days 2 and 3

  47. Voucher - Retake • Personalized Voucher • School will receive personalized vouchers for students eligible to retake the MME • To be used to register for MME Day 1 – ACT Plus Writing

  48. Voucher – First Time Tester • Register the student for the Fall 2007 MME on the OEAA Secure Site • Assign a blank voucher to the student • Validate the voucher with a barcode label printed from the OEAA Secure Site (place on back of voucher)

  49. MME Fall Retest – Day 1 Diane Walters State Testing Coordinator - ACT

  50. MME Fall Retest – Day 1 • ACT Plus Writing • Test Date • Registration and Vouchers • Registration Categories • Registration for Students requesting accommodations