Secure Site Training and Resource Materials

The Secure Site is a web based application used for state assessments and accountability. The primary functions of the Secure Site are 1) Pre-identification of Students for both paper and pencil and online assessments, 2) Ordering paper and pencil tests including accommodated versions of the assessments, 3) Incident Reporting, 4) Review of Accountable Students and Test Verification, 5) Review and appeal of preliminary Score Card, 6) Review and appeal of Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO), 7) Retrieval of data score files and score reports. 

The Secure Site is available to authorized district and school personnel only. How do I get access to the Secure Site?


Secure Site User and Procedure Manual The manual is currently  being updated.
2015/16 Best Practices, MSDS Reporting Guide for Trouble-free Accountability Data The guide gives information to assist in submitting data in the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS) for assessment and accountability reporting. This guide should be shared with all student pupil accounting staff.
How to Access and Navigate Michigan's Interactive Assessment Reporting Site A guide for navigating the Interactive Assessment Reporting Site and generating Spring 2015 M-STEP and MI-Access score reports.






Pre-Identification of Spring 2016 State Assessments using MSDS Data

Communication to pupil accounting personnel regarding the use of MSDS data for pre-identification of student assessments for Spring 2016.

Introduction to Secure Site Powerpoint presentation from the 2016 Michigan State Testing Conference.






Quick References

Accessing Student Test Score Reports and Data Files Student test score reports and data files back to 2003 can be accessed through the Secure Site for all state assessments.
Accountable Students and Demographics - WIDA Accountable Students and Demographics if a process to view student enrollment and demographics that will be used for assessment reporting and accountability. Changes to the Accountable Students and Demopgraphic list can only be made through the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS) by the district MSDS user.
Accountable Students &Test Verification - All Assessments The Accountable Students & Test Verification process is used to verify student enrollment and demographics for accountability calculations, verify online and paper/pencil answer documents have been received by the contractor, provide a reason a student did not test for federal reporting and possible accountability exemption.
Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) Review & Appeal Only a district level user of the Secure Site can review and appeal district AMAO status. This document walks the user through the ability review and appeal the districts AMAO status prior to public release.
Approving, Creating, Modifying Users - Security  Only district and school administrator level users of the Secure Site can approve access request made through the Secure Site, create a new user directly on the Secure Site, disable a user and modify a users access. This document also contains the assessment descriptions available on the Secure Site along with the role names and definitions.
Abbreviations The document contains a list of abbreviations and the full text used on the Secure Site.
Assigning Roles in Secure
Site for AMS & eDIRECT
AMS is used to manage the online testing for WIDA. eDIRECT is used to manage the online testing for MI-Access and M-STEP. Access to AMS & eDIRECT can only be given through the Secure Site.
How to Access and View Spring 2016 M-STEP and MI-Access Preliminary Student Roster Reports

The Spring 2016 Preliminary Student Roster Report allows users to view student Preliminary Scale Scores and subscores (claim and/or discipline scores) by content area and grade for the 2016 M-STEP and MI-Access assessments.

Incident Reporting New for Spring 2016, incidents, such as requesting a new online or paper/pencil test, reporting a student who is resuming testing for paper/pencil, reporting testing irregularities and misadministrations and more, will  be done on the Secure Site using the Incident Reporting page.
Initial Material Order Schools need to order materials for students taking a paper/pencil test. Schools administering the online M-STEP or MI-Access FI with no students taking paper/pencil tests do not need to place an order.
Mass Update Assessments

The Mass Update Assessments screen will allow a user to update assessment information for a group of students at a time. Students can be copied to a different test cycle, reassigned an assessment, unassigned from an assessment, change content areas to be assess, change the mode of testing (online or paper/pencil), add or update class/group codes, research code 1 and research code 2.

Mass Update Assessments - Copying Students from One MME Component to other MME Components Students taking the MME must be pre-identified to each component (SAT, Workkeys and M-STEP science and social studies) of the MME separately. This can be done by pre-identifying students to one of the components and then using the Mass Update Assessments page to copy them to the two remaining components as a group.
Mass Update Assessments - Copying Students to MI-Access Assessments DAS will Pre-ID students to the general assessments. Schools will need to put students taking the MI-Access FI, P or SI into the appropriate test cycle. For students pre-identified by DAS, this can be done as a group on the Mass Update Assessments page.
MSDS/Secure Site Data Flow Flow chart of the data from MSDS used on the Secure Site.
Online Sessions Students taking the MI-Access FI and M-STEP online need to be placed into an online session on the Secure Site or in eDIRECT. This document contains instructions for placing students in an online session in the Secure Site.
Online Waiver Request The document walks a user through the steps to request a waiver from testing students online and allowing students to test using paper/pencil. This is for WIDA, M-STEP and MI-Access Functional Independence. A request can only be submitted by a district administrator level user of the Secure Site.
Pre-Identification - Spring Assessments The document walks a user through the options and directions for pre-identification for state assessments.
WIDA Exceptions

An exception to WIDA testing can be submitted for students that are unable to take the WIDA due to a disability and students that were incorrectly identified as LEP (false LEP). New!

False LEP Guidance Document

WIDA Pre-Identification, Spring 2016 This document walks a user through the options for WIDA pre-identification of students on the Secure Site. New!





Camtasia Training/Presentations*

Pre-ID File Upload A file with required student data can be created in our required format and loaded to the Secure Site. Updated 12/7/2015
Pre-ID Student Report Students along with their demographic information pulled from MSDS can be viewed, printed and downloaded using the Pre-ID Student Report. New!
Early Roster An Early Roster file with student data for pre-identification can be loaded in MSDS for the Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) and fall Interim assessments only.
Student Search Students can be pre-identified one at a time. The student's demographic record and scores for a test cycle can also be accessed through the Student Search.
MSDS Copy Students can be copied from MSDS into the Secure Site for pre-identification.



*There may be minor differences in the Camtasia presentations and the Secure Site due to ongoing improvements and changes to assessments. Always refer to current communications for deadlines and policies.


For additional questions about the Secure Site, email or call
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