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Strategic Readiness Support (SRS)


Consortium: iMC - Wexford-Missaukee ISD       



The TRIG SRS project will use data to systematically identify schools in need of support and target resources in a way that best meets the specific needs of a school, district or community. 


The mission of the TRIG SRS project is to dramatically increase the readiness level for online assessment in Michigan by providing strategic supports designed to sustainably increase technical and instructional readiness.




About Strategic Readiness Support

In order to evaluate, implement, and support a process for working with the buildings and/or districts of highest need for technology readiness, a new project called Strategic Readiness Support (SRS) has been established. It will focus on direct district and/or school readiness support using needs-based assessment of technology and its use in the classroom, which focuses on MTRAx and other data for buildings and districts. Crosschecks and recommendations for eligibility will be factored from ISDs and local district administration. Leveraging existing LEA, ISD, and consortium level support is a critical component of the plan to achieve true sustainability for local schools. 



  • To develop and implement a process that identifies the districts with the highest need of support necessary to achieve technology readiness.

  • To develop and implement a process to identify the districts that can be funded to maximize the long-range readiness level statewide.

  • To develop and implement a plan to provide the support needed for districts and buildings to achieve test readiness. 



Levels of Readiness

Stakeholder groups helped to identify a deeper readiness understanding. As a result, four levels of readiness have been identified and will inform the work of SRS at all levels. These levels are:

Readiness Level


Not Ready

The district simply does not have sufficient devices or connectivity to administer online assessments given the testing windows and anticipated testing durations.

Technically Ready

MTRAx level of 7 or higher. The district could complete testing given the timeframe and number of students. Can the district test using best practices?

Ready to Administer

The district is technically ready. Confidence in technology systems and support is high. Testing creates little disruption in other instructional activities. Effective testing considerations are taken into account (i.e. no Monday, afternoon or last week testing is considered). Thoughtful math takes effective testing considerations into account.

Instructionally Ready

District is technically ready to administer. Testing is routine for students, teachers and technology support. No instructional disruptions are created for non-testing students and classrooms. Assessment results are expected to have high levels of fidelity in assessing student learning.



Local districts in need of support to become ready for online assessments can receive a wide range of supports to become and remain ready for online assessment.  Support will be provided in three primary areas:

  • Capacity Building

  • Leadership and Policy

  • Equipment and Connectivity

  • SRS services and support are limited to participating TRIG Districts.