All About MSTEP

March 12, 2015

What Is M-Step?

Welcome to Michigan's new Assessment System, the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). This new system was developed by the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Standards and Assessment and builds upon Michigan’s historically strong student assessment program.

The M-STEP will include our summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. 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.

We will be preparing for M-step starting on March 2. Make sure that you attend all of your class connect sessions to prepare for this test. We will be focusing on math, reading, writing, and science.

*Click here for additional MSTEP information.
Click Here for MSTEP Sample Questions!

You must have Google Chrome to access the MSTEP sample questions.

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You must have Google Chrome to access the MSTEP sample questions.

How to Log Into the MSTEP Sample Questions:

1. You must have Google Chrome to access the sample questions.
2. Click "spring 2015 Preview" > "click here to sign in."
3. Username: Preview
4. Password: test1234
5. After you sign in hit "continue."
6. Click on "Spring 15 Preview."
7. Click on "begin the test."
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The Ins and Outs of the MSTEP Testing Site:

Possible Question Types:

*Multiple choice = sample question 1, 15
*Fill in the blank = sample question 2, 6, 8, 9
*Clicking = sample question 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
*Matching = sample question 4
*Click and drag = sample question 7
*Choose all that apply (may be more than 1 answer choice) = sample question 11, 13
*Written response = sample question 9, 14

Special Features:

*Pointer tool = the tool you will use to select an answer choice
*Cross-off = crosses off answers you don't want
*Highlighter = highlights the text you choose
*Sticky notes = Allows you to place a sticky note and type on it
*Magnifier = makes the text 1.5 - 2.0 times larger
*Reading Guide = helps read a single line at a time
*Flag = review the question later
*Options = change background color
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