M-Step Information



Beginning in mid-April, your school district will administer for the third year the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) to students in Grades 3-8.

Like last year, the M-STEP will be given online to nearly all students and will measure current student knowledge of Michigan’s high academic standards in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies.

High school students in Grades 9 and 10 will continue to take the PSAT to provide schools, students, and parents valuable information on what students know in ELA and mathematics. It also helps students prepare for the SAT college entrance exam given to high school juniors as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME).

Students in Grade 11 will take the MME, which consists of a free SAT that also measures student knowledge on Michigan’s English language arts and mathematics standards, M-STEP science and social studies components, and a work skills assessment called WorkKeys.

Michigan’s assessment vision calls for the tests outlined above to remain in place during the 2017-18 school year. This vision, available at www.michigan.gov/essa, is designed to promote the goal to become a Top 10 education state within 10 years. MichiganDepartment of Education staff are working to put that assessment vision into place for
the 2018-19 school year.​