Michigan - Student Assessments: English Language Arts

English Language Arts
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Michigan is a governing member of SBAC and recently transitioned to new M-STEP assessment for spring 2015.


In June 2014, the Michigan Legislature required the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop new, one-year-only summative tests for spring 2015. These tests were designed to replace the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) tests and the Michigan developed components of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). However, the notification in June 2014 meant that the MDE had to condense a normal three-year test development process into just nine months. The department has worked hard to accomplish this task and is excited about delivering its new M-STEP assessments this spring.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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