Let's Learn How MICA can be used in your classroom!
Objective: Today’s objective is to show teachers how to use MICA in class with their students to prepare for the TNReady Assessment.
Using the MICA website the learner will
- Login MICA
- Login as a student and complete a MICA assessment
- Login with your teacher account
- Verify your rosters and students
- Explore TNReady technology enhanced sample questions using advanced filters
- Create a pratice assessment
- Explore assesment features: sharing, cloning, assigning, scoring
- Take an assessment as a student
- Review reports
- Review scoring reports.
PLC Guiding Questions
- What is it we want our students to learn?
- How will we know if each child has learned it?
- How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
- How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?
Why Should I Use MICA?
- MICA is a FREE tool provided by the state that will serve as the delivery system forTNReady item samplers that are aligned to TN Academic Standards.
- Teachers can use the questions found here to create practice student assessments – formative assessments over specific standards they have taught.
- This will be open ALL YEAR for teachers to use as a tool for instruction.
- They can also use this tool to bring up TNReady like questions, aligned to TNReady standards, and work through them together as a class.
- MICA is the best resource we have on what actual TNReady questions should look like outside of the state practice assessment.
Your new username (after 9/4/15), will be your Edtools username. If you do not know your password, you can select "Forgot Password" to reset it.
How Should I Use MICA in My Classroom?
2. Use a question as an exit ticket after a lesson or assign problems for homework.
3. Use several questions as a center as part of center rotation.
4. Use a question to create a classroom learning probe.
5. Assign one question to the class and walk through it together to learn the features.
6. Use problems as part of a larger formal assessment.
7. Assign problems during intervention or enrichment time.
8. Create individualized quizzes based on student areas of improvement or use relevant questions on a chapter or unit test.
9. Create a common test with other grade level PLC teachers and review results together. 10. Set questions up for bell-work or class starters as a pre-assessment for a lesson or a review of the previous day’s lesson. After everyone answers have one student go to the computer and answer.
How Can I Demonstrate the Types of Questions Students Might See in MICA or TNReady?
Important tips to remember when filtering questions:
- Math--you can sort for questions that do/do not use a calculator.
- ELA--you can sort passages by Lexile, word count, etc. If you find a passage you like, you can click on the ellipses (...) to see all questions associated with that passage
- Remember, you cannot add or edit questions in MICA!
How Do I Share My Assessments with My Team?
From the MICA Help Section:
To share an existing assessment:
- On the Assessments page, click the check box next to the assessment name.
- Click the Share button.
- In the top text box, type the teachers' email addresses with whom you wish to share the assessment. Use a semicolon (;), space, or new line to separate each of them.
- In the second text box, type a message to be sent to the teacher(s) with whom you are sharing the assessment. If the email address typed in matches the email address of a MICA user, the email recipient will receive a notification that an assessment has been shared with him or her. A notification will also be delivered when an existing shared assessment has been modified by the assessment creator.
- Click Share.
How Can Students Access MICA?
- Students will use the same web address as teachers: www.micatime.com.
- Student Username/Passwords for MICA can be found in your "Roster" section. From that section, you can click on "Printable View" and print out log in tickets for each student. Please note: their password is NOT the same as their computer password and is case sensitive!
- If a student is not on your roster, do not add them. Notify your testing coordinator or tech coach so they can send the information to CO.
- Once they are logged in, they can see all assigned assessments under the "To Do" section of their screen.