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) Review of Accountable Students and Test Verification, 4) Review and appeal of preliminary Score Card, 5) Review and appeal of Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO), 5) 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 documents the functions of the Secure Site along with procedures for each of the functions.
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. We anticipate this will be updated for spring 2016 assessments by January 2016.
Guide to Reading the 2014 Michigan School Accountability Scorecard Detailed information on Scorecard Components and Calculations.






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.






Quick References

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 eDIRECT
eDIRECT is used to manage the online testing for MI-Access and M-STEP. Access to eDIRECT can only be given through the Secure Site.
KEA Online Sessions-Fall 2015 The document walks a user through the process of putting students into an online session for KEA. Pre-Identification must be done first before putting a student into an online session.
KEA Pre-Identification-Fall 2015 The document walks a user through the options for KEA pre-identification of students on the Secure Site
MSDS/Secure Site Data Flow Flow chart of the data from MSDS used on 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 for pre-identification for spring 2015 ACT, WorkKeys, M-STEP, WIDA and MI-Access.
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).







Secure Site Presentations

Secure Site 101 Presentation from Fall 2015 DAS Conference
Secure Site Advanced Presentation from Fall 2015 DAS Conference
MPAAA Presentation Presentation from Spring 2015 Michigan Public Accounting and Attendance Association (MPAAA)





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.
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.
Student Demographics - Mass Update After a student has been pre-identified for a test cycle, grade levels, building, class group codes, research codes and un-assigning students from a test cycle can be done for a group of students at a time.
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
877-560-8378 and press option 3