Michigan - Student Assessments: Science

Policy Type: 

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 to develop a new test for spring 2015.The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) will include the state's summative assessments. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination in 11th grade, which consists of the ACT Plus Writing, WorkKeys, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

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