Parent Letter MSTEP

  April 6, 2021

Dear Dearborn Virtual Learning Program families, 

State testing will begin next week.  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) submitted a request to waive testing administration and accountability this year due to COVID-19. This waiver was denied so we will move forward with planning the M-STEP testing as required by law.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDE does not support bringing otherwise remote or virtual students into school solely for the purpose of state assessment. If you are not planning on bringing your child in for state testing, please notify us by filling out this form by Friday, April 9th.  If you are planning on bringing your child in, below is more information about state testing.  

Our VLP students will be scheduled to test at their home schools on the following Wednesdays, when those buildings are teaching the rest of the student population remotely.  The following schedule shows the dates that each grade will be taking each test. 

Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
April 14English Language Arts
April 21Math
April 28Science/Social Studies
May 5English Language ArtsEnglish Language ArtsMakeups
May 12Eid – No School
May 19MathMathMakeups
May 26MakeupsMakeups
June 2MakeupsMakeups

More information regarding assessments will be sent to families from their home school, including the start and end times of testing each day.  All testing will follow Dearborn’s safety protocols. Your child’s home school principal will be able to assist you with any questions. 

Please note: Students will need to bring their Chromebooks to school each day of testing.

If you have any questions please contact your home school administrator.


Dan Signature

Daniel L. Patterson, Ph.D.

Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation

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