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Last Updated: 02/01/2018

IEP Issues - MI-Access: Michigan's Alternate Assessment Program

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MI Students With 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 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.


U.S. Severely 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) - click here.

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.



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