Get YOUR CHILD Ready to Succeed on M-STEP!

What is M-STEP?

"In June 2014, the Michigan Legislature required the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop a new test for spring 2015, creating a need to reduce a normal three-year test development process to nine months. The MDE worked to create a new assessment system called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP." (1)

"M-STEP is a summative assessment and is administered to students in the following grades and subjects: English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8; science in grades 4, 7 and 11; and social studies in grades 5, 8 and 11." (1)

"These assessments are required by both state and federal law in order to ensure all children are learning and receiving a high-quality education.  State assessments take up or require less than one percent of student instructional time during a school year.  All other assessments are determined at the local district or building level." (2)

Why Does M-STEP Matter?

The M-STEP assessment is an important part of the teaching-learning-assessment process.

  • "Once each year, all students in Michigan take a high-quality state assessment, whether it’s the M-STEP general assessment or the MI-Access alternate assessment." (2)
  • "State assessments provide:
    • An important snapshot of student achievement at a state, district, and building level.
    • Valuable information to parents on their child's academic achievement.
    • Important data for teachers, schools, and districts to help guide instruction." (2)

Get Ready!

  • Take the M-STEP Practice Test HERE. (Open in Google Chrome browser.)
  • Practice using your mouse HERE.
  • Practice typing (speed and accuracy) HERE.
  • Navigate academic tasks in an online environment HERE.
  • Drag and drop HERE.

(1) http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709---,00.html

(2) http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Parent_Guide_to_M-STEP_Final_10.5.15_502457_7.pdf