Useful M-Step Information

M-Step Practice Test Online (Using Google Chrome Browser) https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1

The M-Step test is basically the Smarter Balance Test, but on a Michigan Platform, we suggest looking at the available test items from Smarter Balance, for the appropriate grade level, here: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

Grade level specific examples of “Classroom Activities” and “Performance Tasks” http://www.mi.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_70117_70118---,00.html

Smarter Balance Performance Tasks – Includes Written Response Samples for each score level.
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/resources/

M-Step Readiness Timeline
https://bb91.misd.net/bbcswebdav/pid-701829-dt-content-rid-1961005_1/courses/wcs-admin-kkittle-2013/M-Step%20Readiness%20Timeline.pdf

M-Step Student Growth Percentile (Understanding Scoring of Students)
https://bb91.misd.net/bbcswebdav/pid-701830-dt-content-rid-1964307_1/courses/wcs-admin-kkittle-2013/SGP_Policy_Brief_475670_7.pdf

General M-Step Information from Other Sources
Online Assessment Awareness: http://aware.22itrig.org/

Blackboard


Math Information on BlackBoard
Login to BlackBoard and go to Digital Curriculum Library, then go to Elementary Math, click all grades, scroll down to M-Step, and click on Math Assessment Sample Items.

ELA Information on BlackBoard
Login to BlackBoard and go to Digital Curriculum Library, then go to Elementary Language Arts, go to State Assessment – M-Step, click on 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade Performance Tasks.