Collaborative Scoring of MAEIA Assessments

The Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS), powered by OSCAR Classroom, is an online platform for arts educators to collaboratively score student responses to performance assessments.

Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS), powered by OSCAR Classroom

Performance assessment is one of the most useful forms of student assessment, and teacher collaborative scoring of student work is among the most powerful forms of professional learning for teachers.

Now arts educators can administer MAEIA performance assessments, then use our new online platform—Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS), powered by OSCAR Classroom—to collaboratively score student responses with reliability achieved through peer review. MI-CSS enables teachers to view, score, and comment on their own student work and that of colleagues in their discipline elsewhere in Michigan.

K-12 arts teachers may register to use MI-CSS as individuals, or they can apply to join an established Collaborative Scoring Team for the 2019-20 academic year.

MAEIA Collaborative Scoring Teams

MAEIA has organized several Collaborative Scoring Teams for the 2019-20 academic year, each facilitated by an experienced team lead. Teachers who participate in a Collaborative Scoring Team will will administer MAEIA performance assessments and use the MI-CSS scoring software. This learning opportunity will help teachers identify what constitutes quality student work within a team of like-minded colleagues. Teachers in a 2018-19 pilot found this opportunity provided valuable, relevant professional learning often not available to them.

Apply to join a Collaborative Scoring Team:
1.  Review the list of teams.

2.  Register to use MI-CSS, powered by OSCAR Classroom. You will select a team in the online registration form (read the directions and access the form in the Quick Links above).

Questions about Collaborative Scoring Teams or MI-CSS can be directed to Ed Roeber, Heather Vaughan-Southard, or Jason O’Donnell at 517.816.4520.

"MI-CSS changed the way I looked at assessments. By connecting and sharing scoring techniques, I was able to see my own grading bias and refine my teaching. The system is adaptable to meet your students' needs wherever they are at, and the platform is improving all the time. I can't wait to see how this program improves in the future! "
~ Zach VanderGraaff, K-5 Music Teacher