The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) test, which will be administered next spring, will include items from the Smarter Balanced assessment as well as items developed by Michigan teachers. But some will be in "field-test-only" mode.
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November 24, 2014
November 05, 2014
A report from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium suggests that built-in test accommodations are easy to use, but that more students need to become familiar with them.
November 04, 2014
Interrupted Internet connections sometimes caused issues in the field tests, according to a study that spotlights the need for sufficient technology infrastructure and bandwidth in schools.
October 11, 2014
Shelbi Cole, who has served as the director of mathematics for Smarter Balanced since 2012, has been promoted to director of content for the organization.
September 22, 2014
A Missouri lawsuit claims that the state's funding of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium illegally cedes state sovereignty over its K-12 policy.
August 07, 2014
The governor and state schools chief cite their desire for an assessment that's "the right fit for Iowa."
August 06, 2014
A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?
August 01, 2014
A group of Maryland math educators take a close look at a 4th grade performance task, and several are surprised by the level of advanced thinking it requires.
July 22, 2014
A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.
July 15, 2014
If states don't modify their use of high school exit exams, there could be bad consequences for students, a New America Foundation report says.