Cognitive Impairment Score Well on Alternate Assessments -
A majority of Michigan students with cognitive impairment
"Surpassed" or "Attained" set performance standards on the state's
alternate assessment, known as MI-Access.
MI-Access Information Center -
This is where a lot of information related to MI-Access can be
found, including information for Parents
and Online Learning Programs. The one online learning program that
is currently available is on the Interim
Phase 2 BRIGANCE assessments that will be administered from
February 16 - March 31, 2004.
Disabled Students Get Own Rules
- Students with the most severe learning
disabilities can be held to standards designed just for them
rather than those used for classmates, which could ease pressure
on schools struggling to make yearly progress, Education
Department officials said Wednesday. (12/03)
Download "The Assist" (pdf size=455kb) -
If IEP Teams
decide a student should participate in the MEAP, they must also
decide if the student needs "standard" or "nonstandard"
accommodations. When nonstandard accommodations are used, the
student's score is NOT eligible for Merit Awards, and it will
count as a "zero" or "not proficient" in Adequate Yearly Progress
calculations under No Child Left Behind. In this issue of
The Assist, see the full listing of standard and nonstandard
accommodations, see the IEP Team State Assessment Decision-Making
Flow Chart and checklist which help teams determine the type of
test a student will take, and learn how you can comment on the new
Draft Guidelines for Determining Participation in State Assessment
for Students with Disabilities.
MI-Access What's New: includes Problems with the CD-Rom and
Other Issues, Find Your MI-Access Coordinator, and Find MI-Access
Resources. You can also Read "The Assist" Newsletter or take
their online survey at this site.