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.
M-Step Student Growth Percentile (Understanding Scoring of Students)
General M-Step Information from Other Sources
Online Assessment Awareness: http://aware.22itrig.org/
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.