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See how your Michigan school fared in the 2021 M-STEP test

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Student test scores declined consistently in Michigan from two years ago, the last time the M-STEP was administered before being suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results released Tuesday show the percentage of students scoring high enough to be considered “proficient” or higher fell between 2018-19 and 2020-21 in every grade in math, and in grades 3-7 in English language arts.


In English, the share of third-graders considered “proficient” or higher dropped from 45.1 percent to 42.8 percent; in sixth-grade math, from 35.1 percent to 28.6 percent; in eighth-grade social studies, from 28 percent to 25.9 percent.

Some educators warn against reading too much into the tests, since participation varied widely among districts and because many students spent much of last year learning remotely.

But the results come amid continued concerns about the pandemic impact on children’s emotional and academic well-being.

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