The Migrant Student Information
Exchange (MSIX) is a web-based portal that links states’ migrant student record
databases to facilitate the national exchange of migrant students’ educational
information among the states. The primary purpose of
MSIX is to make migrant student information available to authorized school
personnel to support them in making decisions on student enrollment, grade or
course placement, and accrual of credits.
timely transfer of education records for migrant children between schools has
been a longstanding challenge. Migrant children often enroll in multiple
schools for varying amounts of time each year as their families migrate in
search of temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing. MEP staffs
continue to find it difficult to share and consolidate student information that
schools, local educational agencies, and states collect on migrant children in
a timely and meaningful way that helps school personnel make appropriate
decisions when the students arrive. These conditions and those shown below
prompted the need for an exchange of records.
High Movement — Highly mobile migrant student
Short Notice — Students move from state-to-state often
Lack of Data — Timely and accurate educational
information not always available
Placement Errors — Students placed in
incorrect courses or grades
Loss of MEP Services — Students not provided
the most beneficial MEP services
In response to this challenge and a Congressional mandate to
link the existing migrant student information systems, the U.S. Department of
Education (ED) implemented the Migrant Student Record Exchange Initiative.
How do I get an MSIX Secondary User
are two parts of this process:
- Online Training
secondary user online training is a self-paced course divided into multiple
lessons with training simulations and step-by-step instructions regarding
specific tasks. This course simulates
the experience of using MSIX by using realistic examples resembling what you
may find in your work. The training
course can be found online at: https://msix.ed.gov/msix/training/secondary/msix_user_training.htm
completing the course, you will access a ten-question quiz that will score your
performance, reveal which questions you answered correctly and incorrectly,
provide you with the correct answer to any question answered incorrectly, and
produce a certificate displaying your quiz results. Please print the training certificate to
include with your application.
and complete the MSIX Secondary User application and follow
Step 1: Applicant Information
Applicant completes the Applicant Information and signs the form.
Applicant forwards the form to a Verifying Authority. This should be the Applicant’s direct
supervisor or an individual that is above the direct supervisor in an official
Step 2: Identification Verification and
Verifying Authority completes his/her own information, reviews the entire
application for completeness and accuracy, confirms the Applicant’s
identification and attests to the Applicant’s need of an MSIX account.
completion, the Verifying Authority returns the form to the Applicant.
Forward Form to Approving Authority
Applicant faxes the completed application, along with the training certificate,
to Mr. John Wight at the Georgia Department of Education. Fax #: 770-408-4202.
State Authority Approval
State reviews the Applicant and Verifying Authority portions of the application
for completeness, completes his/her own information, signs the form, and files
it in his/her local records.
State creates an MSIX account for the Applicant.
Applicant receives two emails from the State: one with his/her MSIX User Name
and the other with his/her initial Password.
account information will be created by GaDOE and sent to you via email. If you need any assistance, please contact
Susan Joyce-Stone (229-546-3051) or John Wight (404-463-1857).
Below you will find informational materials and brochures for migrant parents about MSIX. You may distribute these publications to migrant parents via mail, at local school meetings, during local Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings, at school meetings and during any other occasion you deem appropriate.
For more information about MSIX, please visit the U.S. Department of Education - MSIX website