MICHIGAN STUDENT TEST OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS (M-STEP)
During the 2014-15 school year, Michigan rolled out a new assessment program called Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP. The M-STEP is a 21st Century test given primarily online each spring and is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college.
M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement. To learn more about the M-STEP, visit the M-STEP webpage (www.michigan.gov/mstep).
About the M-STEP
- M-STEP: What it is, What it means - And What it Offers (English)
- M-STEP: What it is, What it means - And What if Offers (Spanish)
- National PTA - Parent Guide to State Assessments in Michigan
- New! M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video
This video provides an easy to understand summary of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) assessment and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP and Michigan Merit Exam Parent Reports.
Understanding Your Child's M-STEP Score Report
- M-STEP - How to Read Your Child's Score Report for Grades 3-8
- M-STEP - How to Read Your Child's Score Report for Grade 11
Preparing Your Child to Take the M-STEP
- M-STEP: What can students expect? (video)
- Online Practice for M-STEP ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies
- Paper/Pencil Sample Item Sets