April 9, 2018
The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is a standardized, online assessment that is administered to students once a year throughout the state of Michigan. All students in 3rd through 8th grade take tests in Math and English Language Arts. Students in 5th and 8th grade also take assessments in Science and Socials Studies.
Please avoid scheduling appointments or planned absences during testing times. You can help your child by ensuring that s/he is well-rested and has had a good breakfast on testing day. Students need to arrive on time to school by 8:30am everyday, but especially on testing days. Testing will be taking place from approximately 9am through 11am on the following days:
Fifth Grade & Eighth Grade:
April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26; May 1, 2, 3
Sixth Grade & Seventh Grade::
May 7, 8, 9, 10
May 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
May 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
If you would like to learn more about the M-STEP, please visit www.michigan.gov/mstep. Because of the importance of this information, I am asking that you sign the bottom of this letter and return it to your child’s teacher to confirm that you have read it. If you have further questions about the M-STEP, please contact your child’s teacher or me.
I have read the preceding information about the M-STEP assessment and agree to have my child present at school by 8:30am on testing days.
Student Name Parent Signature