It’s testing season again. Every April, students take a variety of standardized tests to gauge their mastery of a range of subjects. The most commonly used assessments in Michigan are the M-STEP, the SAT and the ACT.
Waverly Community Schools in Delta Township is re-focusing on early elementary literacy in a bid to improve its state assessment scores. In 2015, 69 percent of Waverly third graders tested as "reading-proficient" on the M-STEP.By 2018, that number had fallen to 37.7 percent.
Michigan students are back in class today. While they’re busy adjusting to their new routine, hundreds of districts across the state are studying last year’s report card. The results of the 2018 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or “M-STEP” are out. WKAR education reporter Kevin Lavery talks with Morning Edition host Emily Fox about the reading scores in mid-Michigan.
This week, your children may be among thousands taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP. It’s the yardstick the state uses to measure a student’s proficiency in math, science, social studies and language arts.