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ELPA
ELPA Update and Fall Assessment Activities PPT icon This presentation provides an overview of the ELPA Initial Screening and the Spring ELPA. In addition, key fall ELPA Initial Screening activities are described in detail, as well as information on ELPA-related activities on the horizon.

General
Guidelines for Participation in Statewide Assessment PPT icon This presentation features an overview of the important decisions that need to be made by teachers, parents, and other educators when choosing the most appropriate state assessment. In particular, challenges in making these decisions for students with disabilities and English language learners are discussed, and available resources developed by the BAA to guide these key conversations are described. Please click here for the Michigan Statewide Assessment Selection Guidelines.
BAA Secure Site Overview This session will provide a "big picture" overview of the BAA Secure Site, including topics such as how to place an initial or additional material order, how to track shipments, how to pre-identify students for testing, and how to update student demographics. Submitting issues during tested roster, reporting, and other system interfaces (e.g., MSDS and EEM) will also be covered. Learn shortcuts and tips from BAA staff and listen to questions posed by district assessment coordinators. This video is lengthy, so it has been split into chapters which allow viewers to go directly to the topic of their interest. There is no Powerpoint for this session.


MEAP
Fall 2012 MEAP District Coordinator Briefing Video Click here for the Powerpoint that goes with the video
MEAP Assessment Overview PPT icon This powerpoint presentation provides a brief overview of the Fall 2011 MEAP Assessment. Included is basic information on the MEAP, program changes for Fall 2011, and critical reminders.
Mathematics Assessment Update PPT icon This powerpoint presentation describes the Fall 2011 MEAP and MEAP-Access mathematics assessments. Included is information on the format of the MEAP and MEAP-Access mathematics assessments, as well as information on the points possible and testing schedule for both assessments.
Social Studies Assessment Update PPT icon An update on Social Studies assessments for the 2011 school year for both the MEAP and the MME.
Reading Assessment Update PPT icon This powerpoint presentation describes the Fall 2011 MEAP and MEAP-Access Reading Assessments. Included is a review of the passage types and item types on the MEAP and MEAP-Access reading assessments, as well as information on the points possible and the testing schedule for both assessments.
Writing Assessment Update MEAP PPT icon This powerpoint presentation describes the Fall 2011 MEAP Writing Assessment (grades 4 and 7). Included is a review of the item types and scoring rubrics, as well as information on the points possible and the testing schedule.
Science Assessment Update PPT icon An update on science assessments for the 2011 school year for both the MEAP and the MME.

MEAP-Access
Fall 2012 MEAP-Access District Coordinator Briefing Video Click here for the Powerpoint that goes with the video
MEAP-Access: How is it different from MEAP and MI-Access? PPT icon This presentation provides an overview on how MEAP-Access is the same and different from MEAP and MI-Access.
MEAP-Access Basics Fall 2012 PPT icon This presentation provides an overview on the MEAP-Access assessment, including student selection for the MEAP-Access, grade levels and content areas assessed, and the Fall 2011 assessment schedule.
Eligibility Criteria MEAP-Access Fall 2012 PPT icon This presentation provides detailed information regarding student eligibility for participation in the MEAP-Access assessment and key decisions the IEP Team must make to determine appropriateness and eligibility for the MEAP-Access assessment.
Test Design MEAP-Access Fall 2012 PPT icon This presentation provides an overview of the MEAP-Access test design for Fall 2011. (For additional, specific information on each content area test, please see the content-area specific presentations on this same webpage for Fall 2011.)
Accommodations and Accountability MEAP-Access Fall 2012 PPT icon This presentation provides an overview of accommodations for MEAP-Access as well as how MEAP-Access scores are included in accountability systems (school/district report cards and AYP).
Writing Assessment Update Fall 2012 PPT icon This powerpoint presentation describes the Fall 2011 MEAP-Access Writing Assessment (grades 4 and 7). Included is a review of the item types and scoring rubrics, as well as information on the estimated testing time and the testing schedule.
Mathematics Assessment Update PPT icon This powerpoint presentation describes the Fall 2011 MEAP and MEAP-Access mathematics assessments. Included is information on the format of the MEAP and MEAP-Access mathematics assessments, as well as information on the points possible and testing schedule for both assessments.
Reading Assessment Update PPT icon This powerpoint presentation describes the Fall 2011 MEAP and MEAP-Access Reading Assessments. Included is a review of the passage types and item types on the MEAP and MEAP-Access reading assessments, as well as information on the points possible and the testing schedule for both assessments.

MI-Access
Fall 2012 MI-Access Coordinator Briefing Video Click here for the Powerpoint that goes with the video
MI-Access Basics Update Fall 2012 PPT icon This session will describe MI-Access, Michigan's alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards, and will cover levels of participation, key dates, content areas assessed and additional resources available.
Accommodations MI-Access Fall 2012 PPT icon This presentation provides an overview of assessment accommodations for MI-Access, as well as key decisions and resources for IEP Teams when determining appropriate assessments and accommodations for students.
Participation and Supported Independence Update Fall 2012 PPT icon This session will cover two of the levels of participation in Michigan's alternate assessments and provide detailed information for assessment staff administering these assessments.
Common Errors and Fees Update MI-Access Fal1 2012 PPT icon This session details the errors that occur most often and tips on how assessment professionals can avoid the pitfalls and associated fees.
Functional Independence Update Fall 2012 PPT icon This session will cover one of the levels of participation in Michigan's alternate assessments and provide detailed information for assessment staff administering these assessments.

Mich. Online Professional Learning System (MOPLS)
Michigan Online Professional Learning System PDF icon Michigan Learnport currently hosts 4 programs, which are part of the Michigan Online Professional Learning System (MOPLS). Click above to access the instructions and programs available.

MME
Spring 2012 MME Overview  PPT icon This presentation is an overview of the Spring 2012 Michigan Merit Exam (MME) highlighting key dates for fall preparation activities, changes to the MME for Spring 2012, information about testing students needing accommodations, and contact information among other topics.



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