(WXYZ) — 2019 Michigan M-STEP results were released by the Michigan Department of Education on Wednesday.
Key findings show that third and fourth-grade English language arts scores slightly increased, as well as math scores for third, fifth and sixth-grade students.
“We appreciate the gains made this year in our early grades,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice in a news release. “Focus and attention on early childhood education and early literacy are beginning to bear fruit, and continued efforts in these areas will keep Michigan moving forward.”
The 2018 and 2019 assessments are the first time during the past five years where there is a relatively clean comparison across years for M-STEP and SAT, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Venessa Keesler said.
“Year-to-year comparisons of state assessment results can be problematic,” Keesler said. “Changes and systematic improvements to Michigan’s state assessment system have been made each year since the M-STEP began in 2015, which make it difficult to make data comparisons or interpret long-term data trends.”
You can find M-STEP scores for your district here.