Michigan's Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new assessment program, the Michigan Interim Assessment Program.
These new assessments will be online, pre-post assessments to be given at the beginning of a grade/course and end of a grade/course. These assessments may also be used as one possible measure of student growth. The Michigan Interim Assessment Program includes grade 3 – high school assessments in science and social studies, which are aligned to Michigan’s current Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and High School Content Expectations (HSCEs). Additionally, the Michigan Interim Assessment Program includes Kindergarten through 2nd grade and high school course-based assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Michigan educators will play a critical role in assisting BAA in the development of the Michigan Interim Assessment at all grade levels and content areas. The first opportunity to experience these new assessments for teachers and students in grades 3 through high school is pilot testing in science and social studies, which will take place in April and May 2013.
The pilot science interim assessments include grade 3 – 7 grade level assessments, and Earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics high school course-based assessments. The pilot social studies interim assessments include grade 3 – 8 grade level assessments, and U.S. history and geography, world history and geography, civics, and economics high school course-based assessments.
The minimum technology requirements for the online assessments include
· MAC OS X® 10.5 – 10.8 Windows XP® or 7
· 256 MB of RAM or greater 256 MB of RAM or greater
· 1024x768 or greater screen res 1024x768 or greater screen res
· 10 MB hard disk space 100 MB hard disk space
· 400 MHz processor 700 MHz processor
To participate in the Michigan Interim Assessment pilots, please complete this survey by Friday, January 18, 2013.
Districts may have several buildings participate but each building must register by completing the survey.