Parent & Community Information
Available now on the M-STEP (www.michigan.gov/mstep) and MME (www.michigan.gov/mme) web pages under the What’s New and Parent/Student Information sections:
Note: Remember, while we support parents in making educational choices for their children, there is no allowable opt out provided in state or federal law. Students who are not assessed will count against their schools’ participation rate, which will influence how the district’s success is reported in Michigan’s Accountability Scorecard.
This popular one-page handout has been updated.
• State Assessment in Michigan What It Is, What It Means, What It Offers Presentation This presentation has been updated and offers parents, staff, local board members, and the community an easy-to-understand presentation on state assessments in Michigan.
This NEW resource helps put state assessment into perspective and provides practical tips on how families can ease students’ anxieties and foster success. (Spanish and Arabic translations coming soon.)
This video provides an overview of what students can expect, including types of questions included in the M-STEP assessment administered in grades 3-8 and 11.
Also available on the MI-Access web page (www.michigan.gov/mi-access):
• Parent Guide to MI-Access for parents of students taking Michigan’s alternate assessment.
In-depth Assessment Information
• 2016-2017 Guide to State Assessments– In depth information on state assessments.