Spring M-STEP State Assessment
Available now on the M-STEP (www.michigan.gov/mstep) and MME (www.michigan.gov/mme) web pages under the What’s New and Parent/Student Information sections:
Note: Remember, while we support parents in making educational choices for their children, there is no allowable opt out provided in state or federal law. Students who are not assessed will count against their schools’ participation rate, which will influence how the district’s success is reported in Michigan’s Accountability Scorecard.
This popular one-page handout has been updated.
• State Assessment in Michigan What It Is, What It Means, What It Offers Presentation This presentation has been updated and offers parents, staff, local board members, and the community an easy-to-understand presentation on state assessments in Michigan.
This NEW resource helps put state assessment into perspective and provides practical tips on how families can ease students’ anxieties and foster success. (Spanish and Arabic translations coming soon.)
This video provides an overview of what students can expect, including types of questions included in the M-STEP assessment administered in grades 3-8 and 11.
Also available on the MI-Access web page (www.michigan.gov/mi-access):
• Parent Guide to MI-Access for parents of students taking Michigan’s alternate assessment.
In-depth Assessment Information
• 2016-2017 Guide to State Assessments– In depth information on state assessments.
- Common Core State Standards English Language Arts
- Common Core State Standards for Math
- Science Grade Level Content Expectations
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The Roseville Public Library now offers free wireless “WiFi” access to the Internet for properly equipped laptops and hand-held computers during normal library business hours.
When you use wireless Internet in the library, you must adhere to the Computer Resources Use Policy. Please take the time to read their wireless policy.
- Download a Free Graphing Calculator
- College Explorer Tool See where Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores can take your students with our unique College Explorer tool. This tool links to MAP scores for students in grades 5-9 to colleges and universities based on the median ACT scores of students who were admitted and enrolled in those institutions.
- Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.
- Shoparoo Donates to School Hey Parents! Did you know that you can earn money and school supplies for your school just by doing your normal, every day shopping? It's easy! Just download the Shoparoo app for your phone, shop for any product at any store, take a picture of your receipts, and then Shoparoo donates to the school of your choosing! Fountain Elementary already earned $1,000 in Crayola supplies this year! Download the app to your phone, or visitShoparoo.com for more info!
- Career Cruising The career cruising website is designed to help you look for college information and scholarship availability. Choose create EDP from the log in on the left side of the page. From here, you can set up a personal account to save any information that you input.