The M-STEP is a 21st Century online test given for the first time in the Spring of 2015. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.

Teaching Michigan’s State Academic Standards is test prep for the M-STEP, but what else can we do to help our students be successful on our state assessments? Take time to briefly practice with released items.


Many questions on M-STEP are from the Smarter Balanced Question Bank, so if you are looking for additional practice items view the Smarter Balanced sample items.

*Note short answer questions & performance tasks are no longer part of M-STEP.


Find up-to-date information at the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) website for the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).


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