More than a half million Michigan public school students have now completed their first M-STEP tests. The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress replaced the MEAP assessment beginning in April. M-STEP is designed as an online assessment that covers content from the more demanding Common Core curriculum. It has fewer multiple choice questions and more that require problem solving and critical thinking skills.
There are a host of issues related to the launch of the M-STEP test. A number of teachers, students and their families complained about the time it took. Others say it’s a symptom of overtesting. But some are saying they liked the test for its “interactivity.”
Current State talks about M-STEP with the deputy superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education, Venessa Keesler.