Assessment Coordinator Training Guide


The Assessment Coordinator Training Guide for District and Building Assessment Coordinators, serves three purposes: (1) a training course for new coordinators, (2) a refresher course for current coordinators, and (3) a resource to use throughout the year to assist with the tasks/duties of an assessment coordinator.

The training guide introduces you to Michigan's state assessment system in general, and links you to the people, trainings, materials, tools, and resources you will need throughout the process of coordinating state‑provided assessments in your district. We have provided a link to the full document as well as individual links to each chapter.

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Please provide feedback using the Assessment Coordinator Guide Survey for updates and improvements for Spring 2020.


Before Testing

 1. Overview  5. Getting Ready for Testing   

Assessment Coordinator Training Guide Quick Reference

College Board and ACT Participation Process

Introduction to State Assessment in Michigan

Pre-Identification of Students for State Assessments

Quick Start Guide

Reporting Codes and Research Codes

2. Assessment Systems

Preparing Yourself and Staff as a Building Coordinator

Introduction to Testing Technology

Preparing Yourself and Staff as a District Coordinator

DRC INSIGHT Portal (formerly know as eDIRECT)
Updated August 2019

Preparing Students and Parents for Testing

OEAA Secure Site
Updated September 2019

Initial Material Orders

Educational Entity Master (EEM)

Additional Material Orders
Updated August 2019

Michigan Student Data System (MSDS)

MI-Access: Who Takes an Alternate Assessment?
Updated September 2019

Updated August 2019

Understanding the WIDA Assessments
Updated September 2019

WIDA Secure Portal
Updated August 2019

M-STEP Assessment Preparation

College Board Systems Used in State Assessments

MI-Access Assessments Preparation
Updated September 2019

ACT PearsonAccessnextTM

College Board Assessments Preparation

3. Student Supports and Accommodations

ACT WorkKeys Assessment Preparation

Student Supports and Accommodations Overview
Updated September 2019

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Alternate ACCESS for ELLs  Assessment Preparation
Updated August 2019

Selecting and Assigning Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations
Updated September 2019

Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments Preparation

4. Test Security and Integrity

Overview of Test Security

Appropriate Practices for Test Security
Updated September 2019

Incident Reporting

 6. Test Administration  7. Post-Administration Tasks and Reports

M-STEP Assessment Administration

Materials Return

MI-Access Assessment Administration
Updated September 2019

Accountable Students Enrolled and Demographics

College Board Assessment Administration

Answer Documents Received and Not Tested Students

ACT WorkKeys Assessment Administration

 8. Data and Reporting

WIDA-ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Assessment Administration
Updated September 2019

Preliminary Reports

WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) and WIDA Screener Preparation and Administration
Updated August 2019

Data Files

Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments Administration

Updated September 2019

Final Reporting


The Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA) welcomes your feedback on what you like, or don’t like, and whether this guide was a helpful resource for you before, during, and after assessment administration. Our goal was to provide District and Building Coordinators, both new and old, with information on what they need to know about their roles and the resources available to them for the preparation and administration of Michigan’s state assessments.


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