Training and Scoring Knowledge Book
- 1. Training Status
- 2. Filling out your I-9 Form
- 3. Pending Assignment
- 4. Training Questions
- 4.1. How long is the training process for Remote Readers?
- 4.2. Is this a paid training?
- 4.3. I can’t find my MIRA username and/or password
- 4.4. I’m having problems with my training lesson
- 4.5. Do I need to keep track of my work time while training and scoring?
- 4.6. When do I start scoring after training?
- 4.7. What happens if I do not qualify on a training assignment?
- 5. Scoring Scheduling Questions
- 6. Post Project Information
1. Training Status
1.1. What is my Training Status?
Please check your most recent email from MI about your next step to make sure you have finished the Onboarding Process (see Onboarding Part B in the Application and Hiring Knowledge Book). You can also go to the Job Portal, click on Returning Candidates, and follow the directions. Be sure to use the email address to which all MyStaffingPro (MSP) correspondence is sent. This is the email that is in your current MyStaffingPro (MSP) profile.
Invitation to join a project 2 to 4 weeks before start date
Measurement Incorporated sends invitation with link to accept/decline specific project offer. Qualified and Returning Readers accept invitation and provided shift and time zone information or decline invitation (See 1.1. – 1.2.).
Complete Form I-9 - Sections 1 and 2 (First work assignment of the year only)
Qualified and Returning Readers that accept their FIRST work assignment of the scoring season receive email to begin WorkBright I-9 process. (See 2.4.)
Confirmation of Work Assignment
Qualified and Returning Readers receive confirmation of accepted work assignment and important information to prepare for training.
Login Credentials sent
All Readers will receive an email that provides login credentials for MI Scoring and Training platform (MIRA),
Training Assignment Email sent: Register for Payroll System (New Readers Only)
Qualified Readers and Returning Readers receive a Training Assignment Email. Qualified Readers are instructed to set up an account in MI’s payroll system (ADP), add Direct Deposit, and update tax forms, if needed. Returning Readers are asked to update ADP information now, if needed.
Training Assignment Email sent: Training Information
The Training Assignment Email will also provide specific details about training and instructions for downloading MI Scoring and Training platform (MIRA) to All Readers.
All Readers install MI Scoring and Training platform (MIRA). All Readers use MIRA credentials to log into the system and start training.
1.2. Where is my invitation?
Once you receive notice of your eligibility and shift preference, you are ready to receive invitations to a project assignment (Step 8).
Invitations to accept/decline a specific project assignment will be issued 2 to 4 weeks before the project requires Readers. Limited positions are available in January and February. Most specific project invitations will not arrive before mid-March, at the earliest.
Please note: Positions are offered first to Returning Readers with solid accuracy and production statistics. Measurement Incorporated cannot guarantee that all available readers will be offered a project assignment, but we do encourage you to check your email periodically as the scope of our projects and the demand for work can change.
1.3. What happens if I decline my invitation?
If you decline the offered invitation, you may not receive work as a Remote Reader in 2020 with Measurement Incorporated. If you become available later in the scoring season or want to change your decision, please submit a HelpSpot Request (SUBMIT a HelpSpot request) to be reconsidered for Online Scoring work.
Note: If you declined a specific Remote project job offer due to your availability, you will receive a Not Qualified message. You can disregard this Not Qualified message – you are still eligible for future project invitations.
2. Filling out your I-9 Form
2.1. What is new in 2022
During the fall of 2021 Measurement Incorporated's Human Resource Department partnered with WorkBright, a third-party I-9 system, to provide a simpler and faster process.
During the process of registering this system with the Federal Government, we were informed that all seasonal employees will have to complete Form I-9 to work each scoring season, based on the nature of project-by-project based employment.
This process will require the use of a Smartphone. Both you and the Authorized Representative that will help you complete the I-9 process will need a Smartphone.
2.2. What is an Authorized Representative?
Your Authorized Representative can be anyone 18 years of age or older. They may be a friend, colleague, member of your church, neighbor, or any other adult known to you that can verify your identifying documents are not expired and correspond to your identity.
There is NO legal liability for the person who acts as your Authorized Representative. Such a person simply witnesses that your documents are real (as far as they can tell) and belong to you. Only Measurement Incorporated will be held liable for any mistakes or fraud.
2.3. When do I have to complete the I-9 form?
You will receive initial instructions from Measurement Incorporated after you accept your first assignment of the scoring season. All other instructions for completing Form I-9 will come from the WorkBright system.
- We ask that you complete the Form I-9 process prior to the start date of your first work assignment of the season.
- If you do not complete your Form I-9 within three days after the start date of your first work assignment of the season you will not be allowed to continue working until your Form I-9 is complete.
- Once you complete your Form I-9, a week (7 days) must pass from your start date before you can resume work (e.g., if you started training on a Tuesday and you did not complete your Form I-9 by 4 pm Thursday, the earliest you can resume work is the following Tuesday).
- If a week has already passed and you completed your Form I-9 by 4 pm (on day 7) you may resume work the following day (e.g., you started training on a Tuesday and you did not complete your Form I-9 by 4 pm Thursday. You complete your Form I-9 by 4 pm the following Tuesday. You may resume work the next day (Wednesday).
- If you find that you are not able to access our scoring system after completing your Form I-9 and following the guidelines provided above, please submit a request at: HELPSPOT
- However, please note:
- It will be at least 3 days from the time your work stopped before you can start working again.
- We cannot guarantee future work on this project if you complete your Form I-9 more than 5 business days after your work has stopped. We recommend you complete your Form I-9 as soon as possible.
2.4. What is the WorkBright process?
There are 2 sections to the I-9 process. Both sections must be finished before your I-9 is complete. We ask that you complete Form I-9 prior to the start date of the project.
Section 1 you complete by yourself, and Section 2 requires a third-party witness to your documents. You and your witness (Authorized Representative) will each need access to Smartphones to receive text messages and complete this process.
There are NO hard copy forms to fill out, no documents to upload and notarizing that needs to be done. This process is ALL electronic/virtual.
1. You will receive notification from WorkBright to set up an account. We urge you to log into WorkBright, set up your account and complete all steps using a Smartphone. A computer may be used for this step only but using a Smartphone will make the remaining steps in the process much easier.
2. Enter your personal information correctly. Double-check your entries for date of birth and Social Security number.
- a. Select the type of document(s) you will use to prove identity and work authorization, e.g., Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Passport. Click here to access a list of acceptable documents: Documents
- b. Using a Smartphone, take a picture of the documents.
- c. Once you complete Section 1 of Form I-9, a dedicated I-9 MI staff member will review your submission. If accepted, you will receive an email from WorkBright asking you to start the Section 2 process.
Note: You have NOT completed the Form I-9 process after you have received notification that Section 1 was accepted. You must complete Section 2.
1. You will receive a notification from WorkBright to begin Section 2. The notification provides a 3-step process and a link: “Start I-9 Verification”.
2. Set up a time to meet with your Authorized Representative (AR) in person.
- a. The AR must have a Smartphone to complete Section 2.
- b. The AR can be anyone 18 or older, including friend, colleague, neighbor, roommate, family member.
3. Your Authorized Representative (AR) will verify your identifying documents.
- a. Using your Smartphone, click on the “Start I-9 Verification” link.
- b. Share your location via Smartphone. You may be prompted to allow your phone to share its location with Measurement Incorporated. In order to continue please select “Allow” or “Yes.”
- c. Provide the cell phone number of your AR.
- d. The AR will receive a text that includes a link for them to click.
- e. The AR will share their location via Smartphone. Your Authorized Representative may be prompted to allow their phone to share its location with Measurement Incorporated. In order to continue they will need to select “Allow” or “Yes.”
- f. Photos of the documents you provided in Section 1 will appear on the AR’s Smartphone.
- g. Show the AR the original documents.
- h. The AR clicks on “Photos Match” or “Photos Do Not Match”.
- i. The AR signs their name.
You can also visit the WorkBright website and watch a Remote Form I-9 tutorial: I-9 Video
We suggest that you log into WorkBright periodically to view your status: WorkBright
You may miss an email from WorkBright prompting you to begin the Section 2 Authorized Representative review and verification process. However, if you are at this step there will be a message in red at the top of your screen letting you know if this step still needs to be completed.
If you still have questions about this process or have technical difficulties during this process, please submit a request at: HELPSPOT
3. Pending Assignment
3.1. When will I receive a scoring/work assignment?
Once you have been sent an invitation to work on a specific project (content, shift, and time zone), accepted that invitation to work, and complete your Form I-9, you will receive an email with information about what to expect before the work assignment begins (Step 10).
Closer to your training assignment date you will receive one email with your login credentials for the MI Scoring and Training Platform (MIRA) (Step 11), another email with specific details about your training assignment, a link to the installation of the MIRA platform, as well as information about registering for, or making changes to your account in ADP, MI’s payroll system (Step 12a and 12B). Please go to our Payroll Knowledge Book for more information about registering for a payroll account, setting up direct deposit, and how to make changes to tax forms and profile details.
If you have not received a training assignment email 3 business days before the start date(s) included in the job description/job offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We value your willingness to work as a Reader/Evaluator on this upcoming scoring project!
3.2. What should I do if I am no longer available to work for MI?
If you have completed training, contact your TL using the Chat function to let scoring leadership know that you are no longer able to work on your current project or are no longer available to work for MI. If you have yet to complete training, please notify MI by contacting email@example.com.
4. Training Questions
4.1. How long is the training process for Remote Readers?
Your assignment email will give you the exact day to start training as well as the exact amount of training time available. Many projects allow two to three (2-3) business days from the start date given in your assignment email to complete your assigned lesson(s). Others require more days.
We ask that you train within your selected shift and time zone as you complete the training. Training is self-guided, and your training assignment email will provide you details if your training schedule is more (or less) flexible than your scoring schedule. However, you may only train Monday through Friday, for up to 7.5 hours a day.
The number of lessons varies with the content area, but your training schedule will provide you with enough time to complete all your assigned lessons.
4.2. Is this a paid training?
Yes. Measurement Incorporated will track your time and progress through your assigned lesson(s). You will need to log into the MIRA Scoring System and click on the Training tab to begin. Be sure you are logged out of the MIRA Scoring System when you are not training.
4.3. I can’t find my MIRA username and/or password
Remote Readers are sent their current username for the MIRA Scoring System in an email with measinc.com in the address. All Remote Readers will need to create a new password. Please see the Technical Knowledge Book and select 1.4 MIRA Password Requirements.
If you misplaced your username and/or are having difficulties with your password reset or log-in to the training/scoring system, please submit a HelpSpot request (SUBMIT a HelpSpot request), select “Technical Issues” and choose “MIRA/VSC Password reset or need username.”
Remember, your MIRA and ADP login information is not interchangeable. Please use the correct password and username for the MIRA scoring system.
4.4. I’m having problems with my training lesson
- If you have content questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have technical questions (i.e. cannot install the software, or have problems reading the materials, or moving through the training lessons), please submit a HelpSpot request (SUBMIT a HelpSpot request), select “Technical Issues,” and choose the appropriate category.
4.5. Do I need to keep track of my work time while training and scoring?
Information and instructions about how your work time is tracked can be found in the ADP Account User Guide and Time Tracking and Timecard User Guide attached to the training assignment email you receive. In it you will find information on:
- Our timekeeping system
- How to check your timecard for accuracy
- How to report a time entry that is incorrect
- How to edit personal information in ADP
- How to verify your Rate of Pay
- How to print your payroll statements, add or change your Direct Deposit information, or submit new tax forms
- Troubleshooting tips for ADP
It is your responsibility to keep an accurate log of your work hours for reference, to review your timecard in ADP for accuracy at least once a week, and to report any inaccuracies to our website for Remote Readers/Evaluators (HelpSpot).
4.6. When do I start scoring after training?
After you successfully complete the lesson(s) you were assigned, you are eligible to begin scoring IMMEDIATELY. You will NOT receive another email asking you to start scoring.
When you immediately start scoring and no student responses are available when you select the scoring icon, Chat with your Team Leader. There are times when the flow of responses is slow.
- Please also read the Out of Work Message on your dashboard when you log into MIRA to begin scoring!
4.7. What happens if I do not qualify on a training assignment?
If you have several lessons to train on, keep training. You will be able to score items for any training you successfully completed.
If you were given one training lesson, you may receive another project invitation if there are multiple scoring projects offered during a scoring season. However, all available Readers must receive a first lesson assignment before you may receive a second lesson assignment.
5. Scoring Scheduling Questions
5.1. What is the Remote Scoring Schedule?
- Scoring schedules are NOT like training schedules. Readers are not allowed to score unsupervised.
- We match your selected scoring schedule with the appropriate scoring leadership. Therefore, you may not interchange time zones or shifts without permission.
If you need to update your schedule due to changed circumstances BEFORE you train, you must notify us immediately at email@example.com so we can attempt to assign you to different scoring leadership. This change may require new training lessons and may delay your start date. Note: Some projects cannot allow changes in schedules. If this is the case, you will be notified. We will attempt to place you in a project that fits your schedule but be advised that this may not be possible.
If you need to change your schedule due to changed circumstances AFTER you train, you must notify your scoring leadership right away so you can be assigned to a different scoring leadership group. This change may require new training lessons and may result in a delayed start date. Please continue to work within your current shift/schedule until you are notified that your new schedule has been approved. Note: Some projects cannot allow changes in schedules. If that is the case, you may not be able to continue working on the project if you cannot maintain your original scoring schedule.
Multiple shift changes and/or continually working outside your shift may result in dismissal from the project.
Shift Information Recap:
- Day shift sessions (either morning or afternoon) last 3.5 hours.
- You may combine day shift sessions for a full day, but you may not mix day and evening shifts as the leadership is not the same.
- Evening shift sessions last 4 hours.
- Each session—morning, afternoon, evening—contains one paid 15-minute break.
- If working both day sessions, Readers are required to take an unpaid 45-minute lunch break between sessions.
- If you signed up for mornings or afternoons only and later find that you can sometimes work both day sessions, you may do so, but please let your Team Leader know ahead of time.
Approved Scoring Schedules (Monday–Friday, within your chosen time zone):
- Day Shift: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (3.5 hrs) and/or 12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (3.5 hrs)
- Evening Shift: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (4 hrs)
5.2. How many days of the week do Readers work?
Projects require consistent work schedules from Readers. Most Readers commit to working 4 to 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Some projects may allow a three-day schedule, but project managers will decide if that is permissible on a case-by-case basis. At times, certain projects may also allow extended hours or weekend work, but that is voluntary and only possible with permission from your leadership.
5.3. What happens if I need to take a day off during the workweek?
Please use the Chat function in the MIRA scoring system to advise your Team Leader in advance when you will not be logging in to work, or simply inform your leadership about your absence through Chat when you return. If you are unable to chat with your Team Leader about an absence that may last more than one day, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name, shift, project name, content area/grade, and the name of your Team Leader. We will alert your leadership.
An extended period of absence (defined as more than three consecutive days) requires approval from your leadership. Inconsistent attendance may result in dismissal from the project.
6. Post Project Information
6.1. How can I receive employment verification?
Please go to the Payroll Knowledge Book, Section 9 for up-to-date information on receiving employment verification.
6.2. Does MI provide references?
Online scoring is part-time, seasonal work. Training is self-guided, and supervision is done through instant messaging. Because of the nature of this work and the limited contact with leadership, Measurement Incorporated does not provide professional references or recommendations for Remote Readers/Evaluators seeking work elsewhere. For more information, please go to the Payroll Knowledge Book, Section 9.4