(December 17, 2015) In the 2014-15 school year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) replaced the 44-year-old Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) with the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) and moved the testing window from fall to spring. MI School Data has been working collaboratively with MDE – Division of Accountability Services to provide the public release of the 2014-15 M-STEP assessment results. We are pleased to announce that the results are now available to the public.
The M-STEP report shows student performance in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies. M-STEP is a summative assessment designed to measure student growth for today’s students. Students in grades three through eight are tested in English language arts and mathematics; grades four and seven in science; grades five and eight in social studies.
It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) in 11th grade, which consists of a college entrance exam, work skills assessment, and the four M-STEP subject areas. More information about the tests can be found at MDE’s M-STEP web page.
Navigation and report selection changes
- When you select Student Assessment, you will see new report titles/tabs at the top of the main screen:
- Grades 3-8 Assessments will contain the MEAP (for previous years), M-STEP, and MI-Access reports.
- High School Assessments will contain the M-STEP, MME and MI-Access reports.
- Within the M-STEP edit report settings, you can select state, ISD, district, and school level data for the content areas of ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
- At the ISD, District, and School level demographic report features are available, which allows the report to show M-STEP assessment results by race/ethnicity, gender, economically disadvantaged, English language learners, and students with disabilities.
- The reports show two views by performance level and proficiency.
- Each report has a visual display chart, as well as data tables, by location and entity breakdown.
- Each display chart has a hover over feature, which allows the user to see the data for each section within the chart.
- The data table for a specific location includes proficiency label, number assessed, mean scaled score, and standard deviation.
- The entity breakdown table provides location name, proficiency level, and number assessed.
- Each report is able to be downloaded as a pdf or csv file and has a report link.
- The statewide data file is also available for download.
- For specific information about the M-STEP assessment, data definitions and terms, as well as report features, be sure to check out the About This Report section.