MI-Access Training: Participation and Scoring Administration

Michigan’s alternate assessment, better known as MI-Access, provides alternative achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities. This course guides you through how to administer the Participation and Supported Independence levels of the MI-Assessment and how to use standard scoring rubrics for each type of assessment. Test coordinators and educators will observe examples of how MI-Access content should be planned and administered with individual students in mind as well as details regarding the different roles of primary and shadow assessment administrators.

In this course, you will:

  • Describe how to utilize scoring rubrics for the MI-Access Supported Independence and Participation assessments,
  • Explain how scoring rubrics are used in the classroom,
  • Understand how to apply scoring rubrics to score Activity-Based Observation (ABO) items, and
  • Understand how to apply scoring rubrics to score Selected-Response (SR) items.

District and building assessment coordinators, MI-Access coordinators, and teachers and support staff serving as primary and shadow assessment administrators to give MI-Access are strongly encouraged to take this course.

We strongly recommend completing this course using a computer or notebook. The presentation within this course is not optimized for viewing on a mobile device like a phone or tablet, and you may encounter errors that may prevent you from completing the course.

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SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual