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. We have been working hard
to accomplish this and are excited to announce our
new assessment system called the Michigan Student
Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP.
PERFORMANCE TASKS FOR M-STEP
Sample Performance Task and Classroom
Activities Grades 3 - 8 and 11 for:
and English Language Arts.
ITEMS PAPER AND PENCIL
and ElA Sample Items.
Still Controversy with Smarter Balance
"... Plans for 2016 are still
underway as the state talks with test makers and considers
its options, but the testing turmoil most likely means
that Michigan kids will end up taking three different
tests in three years: the state's traditional MEAP
in 2014, the Smarter Balanced-based M-Step in 2015
and a new, unknown M-Step in 2016..."
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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LINK
Educational Assessment Program
of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA)
Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) is for K-12
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