Michigan schools are starting new online standardized testing this week.
M-STEP replace the 44-year-old “MEAP” test.
Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
The nation’s second-largest teachers union has taken a stand against high-stakes testing, passing a resolution at its annual convention in Detroit that says the focus on standardized tests has undermined the United States’ education system.
If it’s October, then it’s MEAP testing time in Michigan’s schools.
Admissions offices have been looking for ways to understand what students are capable of beyond high school grades and standardized test scores for decades, but have not been able to reduce their dependence on the […]