State superintendent: Student assessments should happen more often, start younger

Apr 21, 2016 by

Michigan’s state superintendent has outlined his “vision” for student assessments, and it seems like students might be in for more big changes.

Brian Whiston addressed lawmakers from two State House education panels Wednesday.

The state currently uses the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) to measure student achievement.

This is only the second year for the M-STEP, which students take in the spring.

But Whiston, who took over as state superintendent in July, advocates a different approach.

He thinks students should be tested at least twice a year (with an optional winter test) to get a better sense of academic progress, and inform classroom instruction.

Source: State superintendent: Student assessments should happen more often, start younger | Michigan Radio

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