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1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.1. Information regarding Work Status and COVID-19

Our physical scoring centers are still closed at this time. There will be no‚Äč seasonal workers onsite at this time. These Knowledge Books and HelpSpot ticket submissions are your avenues for communication.

Note that due to the nature of this work and the uncertainty of Covid-19; please be advised that there is the potential for sudden changes in schedules.

 

 

 

2. Project Status

2.1. All Projects

The peak work season is approaching and we are accepting applications for new and returning staff. 

If you are a returning reader, you will need to complete the reapplication for the 2022 Scoring Season so that you can be considered for upcoming Remote Projects. You will be sent an invitation to reapply for the 2022 Scoring Season that will include the information/link to the reapplication process so that you can complete the reapplication questionnaire and be included in the pool of readers for the 2022 Scoring Season.

Only Remote work is offered this year.

Once you accept a job offer, you will receive an estimation of the start date. This will be confirmed via an official training assignment that has all information included to report to work for your project.

Near project completion:

Your scoring system dashboard and other resources contain information about work availability and seeing the "out of work" message. It is important to follow these directions.

Please see the "Reporting to Work After a Hiatus and System Announcements" page in this knowledge book for an update on reporting to work based on your assignment.

NOTICE: Employees are only paid for time spent working in MIRA. You must be logged in to MIRA to be considered actively working. There are rare exceptions to this, such as meetings for leadership. Exceptions such as this will be communicated to you by Scoring Leadership prior to or during the project. Inability to access MIRA during System Maintenance will not be considered as time spent working in MIRA.

2.2. Reporting to Work After a Hiatus and System Announcements

SYSTEM INFORMATION: N/A 

There may be insufficient work available. Your leadership will give you instructions.

If you have been told not to report due to "out of work" messages, please do not log in to score. This time is not authorized.

This page will confirm the day you are to report back, by project and assignment. We appreciate your flexibility during this project!

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NJ FT - COMPLETE

Grade 5 FT Readers: You have COMPLETED your work on the FT. Thanks for your time!

Grade 8 FT Readers: You have COMPLETED your work on the FT. Thanks for your time!

Grade 11 FT Readers: You have COMPLETED your work on the FT. Thanks for your time!

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Smarter Field Test: There should not be any work for the FT taking place on the weekend. You should only be working during your normal working hours. Please do not log in to do any scoring work on the weekend!

Brief Writes:

Reading:

Research:

Full Writes:

Math:

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Mathematica:

Grade 8 Argumentative readers - return to Teams on Friday (8/5) at 10:30 am Eastern to begin training on your next item.

Please do not log into MIRA when beginning your shift. Follow the instructions in your training email.

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ILEARN FT- 

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WCAS Field Test: No more work is available for this project; thank you for your time.

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Project: ELPA- No more work is available in this project; thank you for your time.

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M-Step- Complete

MI Access- Please continue training and scoring as directed by leadership.

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Smarter Brief Writes, Full Writes, Reading, Research, and Math is complete. Thank you for your time! We hope to see you back next year!

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WCAS - COMPLETE

  • All staff: When you receive the "No work available" message, please log out. Thank you for your work this year!

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ERB - Spring Scoring COMPLETE

  • All readers: Spring Scoring COMPLETE. Thank you for your work this season!

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NJ- COMPLETE

  • You are released. Thank you for your time!

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NOTICE: Employees are only paid for time spent working in MIRA. You must be logged in to MIRA to be considered actively working. There are rare exceptions to this, such as meetings for leadership. Exceptions such as this will be communicated to you by Scoring Leadership prior to or during the project. Inability to access MIRA during System Maintenance will not be considered as time spent working in MIRA.

When system maintenance occurs, please follow this protocol:

  • none at this time

2.3. SMARTER Project Announcement

Measurement Incorporated is pleased to announce a bonus pay program to reward our most productive, accurate, and dedicated qualified Smarter Readers. Between April 24 through May 28, MI will offer the following incentive bonus to all Readers based on the number of weekly hours worked. This is extended from May 29 through June 4 for Math assignments only. This is extended from May 29 through June 11 for Full Writes assignments only. 

  • $0.50/hour bonus any week worked with 25 or more hours
  • $1.00/hour bonus any week worked with 38 or more hours

RULES & INFORMATION

  • Opportunity for bonus pay weeks of 4/24 – 5/28
  • Opportunity for bonus pay 5/29 - 6/4 for Math assignments
  • Opportunity for bonus pay 5/29 - 6/11 for Full Writes assignments
  • Ends for all assignments 6/11/2022
  • Can earn bonus each week 
  • Readers may NOT work more than 40 hours in a single week
  • A MI workweek runs from Sunday - Saturday
  • In order to be eligible for this incentive, Readers must maintain MI’s performance standards for accuracy and productivity
  • MI is not able to guarantee work will be available 
  • MI reserves the right to extend the program additional weeks
  • All bonus pay will be paid in a lump sum at the end of the period (i.e., it will not be included in biweekly checks)
  • Submit a Request for questions

FAQ

Q: If I work 30 hours in a week does the bonus apply to all of my hours, or just the hours I worked past 25?

A: The bonus applies to the total hours worked. In this example, assuming you maintained acceptable accuracy and production, the bonus would be paid based on 30 hours of work. 

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Q: Can I work more than 8 hours in a day?

A: Yes, with the exception of the following:

CALIFORNIA

Employees MAY NOT work over 8 hours per day and MAY NOT work more than 6 days consecutively.

OREGON

Employees MAY NOT work over 10 hours per day.

KENTUCKY

Employees MAY NOT work more than 6 days consecutively.

USVI

Employees MAY NOT work over 8 hours per day and MAY NOT work more than 5 days consecutively.

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Q: Can I work Saturday and Sunday?

A: If you are eligible for weekend work, yes. Please check with your Smarter leadership.

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Q: I can’t work much this week because I am taking a vacation. Does this mean I am not eligible for the program?

A: You have the opportunity to earn the bonus each week, which runs from Sunday – Saturday. 

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Q: Has the incentive period been extended?

A: Yes; eligibility is available through May 28, 2022 for all readers, and extended further based on assignment.