Grades 3-8

M-STEP replaces the forty year-old Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) and moves test administration from the fall to the spring of each school year. This will allow student measurement to be based upon current versus prior year learning.

As in previous years, English language arts (reading, writing and listening) and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3-8. To reflect current year testing, science will move from being assessed in grades 5 and 8 to grades 4 and 7, and social studies from grades 6 and 9 to being assessed in grades 5 and 8 to measure current year growth.

Grade 11:

The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) in 11th grade consists of ACT Plus Writing (a college entrance exam) and WorkKeys (a work skills assessment) and the M-STEP summative assessments which will measure student growth in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

For Staff For Students
MDE M-Step Guides Online Assessment Awareness
Assessment Schedule Mousercize Activity
Spotlight Newsletters M-Step Preview
Secure Site Training and Resource Materials Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
Student Supports and Accommodation Table (revised 3/05/15)  MI Access Sample Test
Explanation of Supports and Accommodations
Read-Aloud Guidelines
Educator Plan
Online Assessment Awareness for Educators
Checklist for Student Technology Skills
What Can I Do To Help My Students Help Prepare for M-Step?