M-Step Testing Begins on April 12th!

Dear Team 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

The M-Step (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) test begins on Monday, April 12th.  Over the next several weeks, your fifth grade student will be taking 4 M-Step State tests:

-English Language Arts



-Social Studies

Your student will be testing, in school, on their hybrid schedule days. Group A will be testing on Mondays and Thursday, and Group B will be testing on Tuesdays and Fridays.  As always, this is a very important test. 

Your child is encouraged to bring headphones/earbuds and a computer mouse for them to use on those days.  A computer mouse is extremely helpful to the students.  We are allowing mint gum and peppermint mints to have during testing as well. If you would like to send those things with your child, you’re more than welcome to. 

IMPORTANT!! To ensure an optimum testing environment, we need your support. Here are some very important, and proven, suggestions:

  • Ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep
  • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast
  • Please get your child to school on time
  • Send a healthy snack and a water bottle to school with your child
  • Encourage your child to do their best

We want your child’s M-Step experience to be as relaxed and stress free as possible. Students will not be tested for long periods of time. Testing sessions will be short and breaks will be given as needed.  

Thank you for all of your help and support for this very important test.

The students HAVE been working so hard this year, and I know they will DO THEIR BEST, to be the BEST version of themselves!

GO TEAM 5th grade!! You’re going do an AMAZING job on the test!!


Mr. D

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