The M-Step and You
You are encouraged to work collaboratively with your colleagues, including classroom teachers and media specialists, to thoughtfully give your kids the experiences that set them up for success while authentically incorporating it into the curriculum. Continue to ask learners to build on their understanding, think deeply and make connections in their learning. These practices allow our learners to grow and will be utilized in testing and beyond.
Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness!
Administrator of Instructional Technology, Testing and Program Evaluation
Practice in Class
Classroom activities, performance tasks and worksheets can be found here: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_70117_70118---,00.html
Practice in Lab and Classrooms
PRACTICE on these things as a teacher first to anticipate the needs of your students. The Spring 2015 Preview is important as it is the only place that the tools are explained. Students will have access to the tools, though not explanations for how to utilize them during the M-Step testing.
As teachers, you may want to model these things to the whole class and then let students use the tools on computers. Please note that the Chromebooks in buildings have the testing software loaded and these practice sessions are available there. Here are the instructions for how to access these on Chromebooks:
You may also access them here in a CHROME browser: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1.