Assessment & AccountabilityUpdates to Student Testing and School Accountability for the 2015-16 school year
AssessmentM-STEP 2016: Whats The SameStudents will be assessed in Grades 3-8 and 11 in these subject areas:GradeMathELAScienceSocial StudiesGrade 3XXGrade 4XXXGrade 5XXXGrade 6XXGrade 7XXXGrade 8XXXGrade 11XXThe Math Assessment will continue to include a Performance Task (are Class Activity) for all students in Grades 3-8The ELA Assessment will include a Performance Task (are Class Activity) ONLY for students in Grades 5 and 8M-STEP 2016: Whats NewThe MME in 11th grade will consist of 1) the SAT with Essay, 2) ACT WorkKeys, and 3) the online M-STEP Science and Social Studies. There will no longer be an M-STEP English language arts and mathematics component. This reduces state-required testing time in 11th grade by up to 8 hours!For the M-STEP in grades 38, Performance Task portion of the English language arts assessment will only be administered once in elementary school (grade 5) and once in middle school (grade 8). This reduces testing time by 2.5 hours in each of the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grades!Spring 2016 Testing Schedule for Summative Assessments 2015-16 State Assessment ScheduleOnline TestingThe first 3-week window (April 11April 29) has students in grades 5 and 8 taking the M-STEP. and 11th graders taking the MME.The second 3-week window (April 25May 13) has students in grades 3 and 6 taking the M-STEP.The third 3-week window (May 9May 27) has students in grades 4 and 7 taking the M-STEP.Paper/Pencil TestingDesignated Paper/Pencil test dates will fall within the same designated test window as the online test window for each grade level. Exact dates for Paper/Pencil administration will be provided soon, and posted on the M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep).This is a change from last year
2015-16 State Assessment Schedule
Download the Spring 2016 Testing Schedule
MI-Access continues to be Michigan's alternate assessment systemDesigned for students with cognitive impairments whose IEP (Individualized Educational Program) Team has determined thatGeneral Assessments, even with accommodations, are not appropriateSchool staff are encouraged to check out the draft Essential Elements, which are proposed to serve as Michigans alternate content standards in ELA and Mathematics (replacing the Extended Grade Level Content Expectations and Extended High School Content Expectations in ELA and Mathematics).
Access the draft Essential Elements hereWhat were your lessons learned from last years M-STEP testing?
Accountability Scorecard: Public ReportingDraft Scorecards for 2014-15 will reside within the Secure Site (anticipate November).Users will have to be authorized and login to the site using their MEIS account.Permissions to view the report cards will be handled in the district.Public Scorecards will not exist for 2014-152015-16 Public Scorecards will reside on MISchoolData.org
Annual Education Reports (AERs) delayed requirement for posting until later this fall when M-STEP data is available.
Accountability Scorecard: Whats New for 2014-15Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) used in place of PLC for growth proficiencySafe Harbor suspended until 2016-17Multi-year proficiency averages suspended until 2015-16
Proficiency end goal of 85% by 2023-24ELA replaces reading and writingUnified FAY definitionPerformance Levels flipped (now 4 is high and 1 is low)
Accountability Scorecard: What Stayed the SameParticipation requirement = 95% for school/district overall and all valid subgroupsMulti-year averaging remains in place (up to three years)Graduation requirement = 80% for school/district overall and all valid subgroupsFour, five, and six-year ratesGraduation safe harborUse of provisional and growth scores for accountable proficiency rates