ACT/MME - Petoskey High School

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How well I do is up to me!
What happened to the MEAP test?
The MEAP in high school is now called the MME
(Michigan Merit Examination) and is made of three
parts…
1) ACT test (tests reasoning, not content in reading,
writing, social studies, math and science)
2) WorkKeys (tests applied math, reading and locating
information)
3) MME (knowledge/content questions in science,
social studies and reading)
When and How?
All juniors take the MME (Michigan Merit Exam) in the
spring
3-day test taken off campus
40 ACT science questions in 35 minutes (usually day 1)
49 MME science questions in 40 minutes (usually day 3)
Test Dates this year – March 10, 11, and 12.
Pacing is Important!
You have less than a minute to answer each question…
 Do the easier ones first
 Read the questions first so you know what you’re looking
for in the passages, tables or graphs
 Don’t “read into” questions. Many are written so that you
can answer them with just the information given.
 Do not pay attention to your neighbor’s pacing
 Watch the clock…occasionally!
 With a few minutes remaining, fill in those empty
bubbles…ALL OF THEM!
What are the questions like?
All questions are multiple choice this year.
While some questions are “normal” multiple choice
format, many multiple choice questions might ask
things related to a…
 Reading passage (between one and four paragraphs)
 Table
 Graph
What will the questions require me
to do?
ACT questions- Day 1
• Look up information (in paragraph, table, graph)
• Spot a trend from information
• Draw a conclusion or make a prediction
• Identify the purpose, procedures or way to test a hypothesis
• Identify similarities and differences in viewpoints in a passage
DO ALL THE LOOKUP QUESTIONS FIRST, YOU HAVE
THE BEST CHANCE OF GETTING THESE RIGHT IF TIME
RUNS OUT
MME questions- Day 3
Answer questions using knowledge of science
Science “Jargon”
When you read some of the passages on the test, you
WILL see words (lots of them) you’ve never heard before.
You do not need to know the meaning of most of the
words to correctly answer the question. For example…
Which of the following types of polycarbonate structural
materials contains the greatest number of double bonds
in its chemical structure?
Polycarbonate
Single Bonds
Double Bonds
Acrylonitrile
Butadiene Styrene
13
2
Bisphenol APolycarbonate
10
3
How are questions scored?
ACT questions
7 passages with 5-7 multiple choice for each passage (100-200 words)
Not all passages and questions will “count” in your score (we don’t know
which ones though)
MME questions
49 multiple choice with or without tables, graphs and passages
All questions will “count” in your overall test score
ANSWER EVERY QUESTION>>NO PENALTIES FOR
GUESSING>>ONLY CORRECT ANSWERS ARE COUNTED!
WITH A FEW MINUTES LEFT, START BUBBLING IN ANY
UNFINISHED ANSWERS! WEAR A WATCH!!!!
How is the test scored?
You will receive an overall score in each core area
(science, math, reading, writing, social studies)
Scores you might receive are…
1= Advanced*
2= Proficient*
3= Partially proficient
4= Not proficient
* The state considers these two levels acceptable, or
“passing”
Promise Scholarship
YOU CAN EARN $4,000 for college by scoring 1’s and
2’s on the ACT/MME test!
$1,000 freshmen year
$1, 000 sophomore year
$2,000 after successful completion of first
two
years
Promise Scholarship Eligibility
Rules
• Enroll
at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution or a military service academy
within two years
of becoming a high school graduate (two-year period would be extended for service in
armed forces or
Peace Corps).
• Complete the postsecondary education requirements (associate degree, two-year
certificate, vocational
education program2 or 50% of the academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree, which
is 60 semester or
90 term credits) within four years of initial enrollment.
• Achieve a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 (for students completing vocational
education programs that do
not record grades; proof of course completion is required).
• Be a high school graduate or have passed the GED or any other graduate equivalency
exam approved by
the State Board of Education.
• Be a Michigan resident.
Are there other reasons I should
care?
The better, overall, PHS does on the test…
The better, overall, we are “graded” as a school…
The better chance, overall, we have at receiving more
funding for education!
DO YOUR BEST…FOR YOU AND ALL OF US!
Things to think about…
If you care at all,you'll get some results.If you care enough,
you'll get incredible results.
-Jim Rohn
"Act as though it is impossible to fail." -Anonymous
"Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you
were to success when you gave up." -Anonymous
You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an
awesome responsibility.
-Zig Ziglar

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