MEP Recommendations for Local Education Agencies (LEA)

It is recommended that all LEAs have a plan that includes the procedures to:

  • Identify migratory students living within the district’s boundaries, including preschool, in-school, out-of-school youth and Priority for Service (PFS) students.
  • Assess the educational, social and health related needs of all migratory students.
  • Ensure that Priority for Services migratory students receive priority access to educational and social services.
  • Complete the appropriate documentation of eligible migratory students and maintain accurate student data, including a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for each student identified as migratory.
  • Work collaboratively with the MEP contractor to utilize, create, and expand programs for migratory students.
  • Support and promote the involvement of migrant parents and families at the school.

School Based Identification and Recruitment

What is the Occupational Survey?

Occupational Survey is a tool that Tennessee uses to meet our state requirements and correctly identify and recruit all eligible migrant children residing in Tennessee. The 3 question survey is given to all new and returning students as part of their enrollment package at school.

Occupational Survey- English
Occupational Survey- Spanish
TN- MEP ISR 2017

Required Student Database Accounts:

Data Collection and Reporting Requirements

  • The Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX)

MSIX is a national web-based portal that links states’ migrant student record databases to facilitate the national exchange of migrant students’ educational information among states.

Each designated district user must first complete a User Application for Access to MSIX. The final authority in Tennessee is the Associate Director of the Migrant Education Program. Please email your completed application to

Once an application has been received and approved, the applicant will receive an account activation email from MSIX.  Please complete the on-line training for the appropriate user level on the MSIX web site.  All district and school level personnel are designated as secondary users and passwords are to be changed at least every sixty days or they will automatically expire. If you need to reset your password, please contact,

  • Tennessee Migrant Education Program Secure Server (TNMigrant)

TNMigrant is a secure server allows school districts and MEP to communicate and share information in a timely and secure manner.

  • If your district needs an account, please contact
  • In your request, please include the following information: Name, E-mail address and school district.

Once a request has been made, the designated user will receive an ‘Activation’ email from  Please follow the instructions in the e-mail to activate your account. If you do not receive your activation e-mail, please check your Junk or Spam folders. The activation email is only good for a limited time, but a new one can be sent if it expires before you get a chance to activate your account. Once your account is activated, you will be able to log in to the TNMigrant site ( and start using the folders under the Resources Menu. Occupational Surveys, Individual Student Record (ISR) Forms and Student Certificate of Eligibility (COEs) are uploaded and stored on the server.

Grievance procedure

Any issue should be brought to the attention of the MEP contractor: Associate Director of MEP, Conexión Americas, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 or to the attention of the Migrant Education Director, Tennessee Department of Education, 9th Floor Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243