Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - Spring 2016 WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT MEANS — AND WHAT IT OFFERS
New learning standards require new ways to measure how much students know and can do. That’s why in 2014-15, Michigan replaced the 44-year-old MEAP test with the new Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Most schools have chosen to administer M-STEP online rather than paper and pencil. M-STEP is aligned to Michigan’s challenging learning standards and is administered each spring to students in specific grades outlined in the Which Assessments Do Students Take section below. M-STEP has fewer multiple choice questions and more questions that require problem solving and critical thinking skills than the previous MEAP assessment.