Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - M-STEP Paper/Pencil Test Administrator's Directions and Manual - State of Michigan

 
TM

 M-STEP Paper/Pencil
  Test Administrator’s
Directions and Manual
              Grade 5
 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress

                                          Spring 2021

                             Michigan Department of Education
            Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability
Copyright © 2021, held by the State Administrative Board, State of Michigan.
Michigan schools have permission to duplicate this product for use within Michigan schools.
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INTRODUCTION................................. 1                    Assessment Security Training ................ 7

 Assessments Covered......................... 1                 Material Security ............................... 7

 Key.................................................. 1        Test Administration ............................ 7

                                                                Security Compliance .......................... 8
OVERVIEW........................................ 2
                                                                Training Requirements
 Introduction...................................... 2           and Resources for Students................. 8
 M-STEP Assessments.......................... 2                    Resources for Students
                                                                   to Prepare for Testing........................... 8
 What’s New....................................... 2

 English Language Arts......................... 3              BEFORE TESTING............................... 9
    Listening............................................. 3    Before Testing Checklist...................... 9
 Mathematics...................................... 3            Test Materials Needed for M-STEP........10
    Calculator Policy for
    Mathematics Assessments..................... 3             DURING TESTING............................ 11
 Science............................................. 3         Important Tasks During Testing...........11
    Calculator Policy for                                          Managing Student Test Materials.......... 11
    Science Assessments............................ 3
                                                                Permitted Items in Testing Room.........11
 Social Studies.................................... 4
                                                                Providing Assistance..........................12
 Test Administrator’s Directions
 and Manual....................................... 4               Student Questions.............................. 12

 Scratch Paper Guidelines .................... 4                Test Directions for the
                                                                Student Demographic Page –
 Designated Supports and                                        All M-STEP Grade 5 Assessments.........13
 Accommodations................................ 4                  Administration Directions for
                                                                   Completing the Student Data Grid........ 13
 Resources for Students
 to Prepare for Testing......................... 4              Test Directions for Grade 5
                                                                ELA Day 1: Part 1–Listening...............16
 Call Center Contact Information........... 5
                                                                Test Directions for Grade 5
 OEAA Communications
                                                                ELA Day 1: Part 2–Reading.................20
 with Schools and Districts.................... 5
                                                                Test Directions for Grade 5
 Standardized Testing.......................... 5
                                                                ELA Day 2: Part 3–
 Testing Schedules............................... 6             Writing and Research.........................21

 Test Session Timings.......................... 6               Test Directions for Grade 5
                                                                Mathematics Day 1: Part 1.................22
 Assessment Security........................... 6
                                                                Test Directions for Grade 5
    Overview of Required
    Security Practices ................................ 6       Mathematics Day 1: Part 2.................25

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     Test Directions for Grade 5                                  Paper/Pencil Testers ..........................32
     Science Day 1: Part 1........................26
                                                                  Important Notes...............................32
     Test Directions for Grade 5                                    Alignment......................................... 32
     Science Day 1: Part 2........................28                Fairness............................................ 33
     Test Directions for Grade 5                                    Managing Online Testers and
     Social Studies...................................29            External Hand-held Calculators ........... 33

                                                                  APPENDIX B:
AFTER TESTING............................... 31                   M-STEP Scratch Paper Policy...............34
     Assemble Materials for Return.............31                   Terms............................................... 34
                                                                    Online Testers: Mathematics ............... 34
     Checklist for Test Administrators.........31
                                                                    Online Testers:
                                                                    English Language Arts,
APPENDICES................................... 32                    Science, and Social Studies................. 34
                                                                    Paper/Pencil Testers: Mathematics........ 34
     APPENDIX A:
                                                                    Paper/Pencil Testers:
     M-STEP Calculator Policy....................32
                                                                    English Language Arts,
     Online and Paper/Pencil Testers ..........32                   Science, and Social Studies................. 35

        Mathematics...................................... 32      APPENDIX C:
        Science............................................. 32   M-STEP Incident Reporting Guide........36

     Online Testers ..................................32

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The M-STEP Grade 5 Test Administrator’s           Assessments Covered
Paper/Pencil Directions and Manual includes
all information that a Test Administrator needs   These test directions apply to the following
to know to administer any grade 5 M-STEP          Grade 5 assessments:
assessment. With the exception of the Test         • English Language Arts
Directions for content you will not administer,
Test Administrators are required to read this      • Math
document in its entirety before administering      • Science
any grade 5 M-STEP assessment.                     • Social Studies
The following sections are included in this
document:

 • Overview
 • Before Testing
 • During Testing
 • Test Administration Directions
 • After Testing

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           Introduction                                       are allowed to take breaks during testing.
                                                              Schools and districts should work with Test
           On January 25, 2021, the Michigan Department       Administrators to determine if breaks during
           of Education (MDE) delivered a request to the      testing are necessary.
           U.S. Department of Education to waive certain
           assessment and accountability requirements         To simplify the materials Test Administrators
           of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act          are required to read before testing, MDE has
           (ESSA) including the Spring 2021 M-STEP. To        created updated Test Administrator’s Directions
           comply with current law, MDE and the Office        and Manual documents (this document) for
           of Educational Assessment and Accountability       each grade by test mode (online and paper/
           (OEAA) must continue to prepare for the            pencil). These updated documents include test
           required spring assessments in the event           administration directions and other materials
           the USED does not grant our waiver request.        that cover everything Test Administrators need
           Updates regarding the status of this request       to know regarding test administration. This
           will be provided through the weekly Spotlight      updated information would otherwise have been
           on Assessment and Accountability newsletter.       included in this current document – that is, the
           Please know the health, safety, and well-being     Test Administration Manual (TAM). Therefore,
           of students, educators, and their families is      Test Administrators are no longer required to
           MDE’s first priority.                              read the TAM; however, they are required to
                                                              read the Test Administrator’s Directions and
                                                              Manual (this document) before administering
           M-STEP Assessments                                 any M-STEP test session.

           The Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of           In order to help with Test Schedule development,
           Educational Progress (M-STEP) includes             MDE has provided recommendations for test
           summative assessments designed to measure          time estimates, test sessions, and breaks
           student performance relative to the Michigan       within sessions on page 6 of this manual.
           Academic Standards in English language             These are recommendations to assist districts
           arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social       and buildings in the development of testing
           studies. This overview will describe the unique    schedules—they are not required.
           characteristics of these content–area tests.
                                                              Assessment Security training requirements
                                                              have been updated for Spring 2021. Test
                                                              Administrators and Proctors are required to
           What’s New
                                                                • complete the MDE Assessment Security
           Updates to Spring 2021 M-STEP testing
                                                                  online course and/or read the Assessment
           were planned for Spring 2020 but were not
                                                                  Integrity Guide (determined by the District
           implemented due to the cancellation of testing.
                                                                  or Building Coordinator)
           These updates will be applied in Spring 2021.
                                                              Any educators who completed the Assessment
           The M-STEP science test will be operational in
                                                              Security training modules in the past are
           Spring 2021. The M-STEP science test assesses
                                                              allowed to take the Assessment Security
           the Michigan K-12 Science Standards in grades
                                                              Refresher course in place of the full Assessment
           5, 8, and 11.
                                                              Security Training modules. More information
           The M-STEP social studies test will continue       about the Assessment Security Refresher
           to measure the Michigan Academic Standards         course is available on the M-STEP web
           adopted in 2007 in social studies. The social      page (www.michigan.gov/mstep) under the
           studies test will have only one part for all       Professional Development section.
           grades assessed (5, 8, and 11). Students

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English Language Arts                              render the assessment invalid. If a student
                                                   in one of these grades uses a calculator, an
English language arts (ELA) is assessed            incident report must be submitted. Refer to the
with the M-STEP in grades 3-7. ELA covers          Incident Reporting Guide in Appendix C.
four claims: reading, writing, listening, and
research. There are three parts to be completed    The state’s full Calculator Policy can be
in two days for paper/pencil testers.              found in Appendix A. Coordinators and/or
                                                   Test Administrators may copy and share it
                                                   in its entirety with others involved in testing
Listening                                          mathematics.
Listening is part of the ELA assessment for
all students. Students testing online will be
required to have headphones to hear the audio      Science
presented for this portion of the test.
                                                   The M-STEP science test is operational in Spring
                                                   2021. The M-STEP science test assesses the
Mathematics                                        Michigan K-12 Science Standards in grades 5,
                                                   8, and 11. This is a fixed-form online or paper/
Mathematics is assessed with the M-STEP in         pencil test. This year, the test will have:
grades 3-7. It covers four claims: concepts and
procedures, problem-solving, communicating          • two parts to be completed in one day for
reasoning, and modeling and data analysis.            paper/pencil testers in grades 5 and 8
There are two parts to be completed in one day
                                                   The test will include seven clusters for each
for paper/pencil testers.
                                                   grade assessed.

Calculator Policy for Mathematics                   • Cluster – a stimulus (or context) about
Assessments                                           a phenomenon and a set of 5-8 related
                                                      items designed to assess all performance
Calculator policy for mathematics assessments
                                                      expectations (standards) in one topic bundle
use varies by grade and assessment type
(online or paper/pencil). Therefore, it is          • Topic Bundle – a group of related
important for Test Administrators to understand       performance expectations (standards) that
the state’s policy on calculator use.                 are assessed as a group

No Calculators Allowed in Grades 3, 4,             Calculator Policy for Science
and 5 Mathematics Assessments                      Assessments
Regardless of the type of test a student is        Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 are allowed to
taking (online or paper/pencil), calculators may   use calculators for both the online and paper/
not be used for any item on the mathematics        pencil science assessment.
grades 3, 4, and 5 assessments. Calculator
use would change the construct of the items,
                                                   Calculator Use for Paper/Pencil
or what they are intended to measure. All
                                                   Testers
students must abide by this policy, even
students whose Individualized Education            Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 taking a paper/
Programs (IEPs) or Section 504 Plans               pencil test will use a handheld calculator on the
specify otherwise. The use of a calculator in      entire test. Students in grade 5 will use a basic
mathematics in grades 3, 4, and 5 is considered    calculator, and students in grades 8 and 11 will
a Nonstandard Accommodation, which will            use a scientific calculator.

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           The state’s full Calculator Policy can be           as well as identification processes, classroom
           found in Appendix A. Coordinators and/or Test       considerations, and guidelines for all state
           Administrators may copy and share the policy        assessments. The document can be found on
           in its entirety with others involved in testing.    the M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/
                                                               mstep). Guidance in the documents pertains
                                                               to general education students, as well as to
           Social Studies                                      English learners (ELs), students with disabilities
                                                               (SWDs), and students who are considered ELs
           Social studies is assessed in grades 5, 8, and      and are also identified as SWDs.
           11 with a fixed-form online or paper/pencil
           test. The Spring 2021 M-STEP assessments are        Some Designated Supports and
           based on the 2007 Michigan K-12 Social Studies      Accommodations may require a student to take
           Standards and do not reflect any changes in         the test online. Identifying individual students
           the recently approved 2019 Social Studies           who require online Designated Supports and/
           Standards. The test will have:                      or Accommodations must be done in the DRC
                                                               INSIGHT Portal. Remember: When testing
               • one part in grade 5                           students online, a caching server must be set
                                                               up and the test engine, INSIGHT, must be
                                                               installed.
           Test Administrator’s
           Directions and Manual                               Conversely, other Designated Supports and
                                                               Accommodations for students require the
           New for Spring 2021: The test directions            students to take paper/pencil versions of the
           documents have been expanded to include             tests. The paper/pencil test materials must
           all information that a Test Administrator           be specifically requested when materials are
           will need to know. This means that Test             ordered in the OEAA Secure Site.
           Administrators are no longer required to
           read any section of the Test Administration
           Manual (TAM)—everything they need is in the         Resources for Students to
           Test Administrator’s Directions and Manual          Prepare for Testing
           document (this document).
                                                               A number of resources and tools have been
                                                               developed to help students gain valuable
           Scratch Paper Guidelines                            experience with testing. Sample items for
                                                               paper/pencil testers are available on the M-STEP
           Scratch paper use varies by test, grade, and        web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep).
           content area. Review the state’s full Scratch
           Paper Policy in Appendix B.                         Available resources include:
                                                                 • grade-level Sample Item Sets
           Designated Supports                                   • sample essay prompts
           and Accommodations                                    • calculator practice
                                                               It is highly recommended that schools provide
           The Michigan Supports and Accommodations
                                                               students with opportunities to practice using
           Guidance Document (which includes the
                                                               these resources before they take the online or
           Supports and Accommodations Tables),
                                                               paper/pencil tests.
           presents the appropriate Universal Tools,
           Designated Supports, and Accommodations,

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Call Center Contact                                  OEAA Communications with
Information                                          Schools and Districts
The Office of Educational Assessment and             Keeping educators up to date regarding
Accountability (OEAA) has a call center to           changes in assessment and accountability is
answer questions related to M-STEP testing.          critical. The OEAA communicates with the field
                                                     in a number of different ways, including:
Agents are available to receive questions at
the following toll-free phone number and email        • Spotlight on Student Assessment and
address during the specified hours.                     Accountability weekly newsletter – sign
                                                        up to receive the newsletter and/or read
 • Call: 1-877-560-8378                                 archived copies on the Spotlight web page
                                                        (www.michigan.gov/mde-spotlight)
 • Email: mde-oeaa@michigan.gov
                                                      • M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/
 • December 1, 2020 - April 12, 2021:
                                                        mstep)
   8:00 AM–5:00 PM (M–F)
                                                      • DRC INSIGHT Portal (https://mi.drcedirect.
 • April 12, 2021 - May 28, 2021:
                                                        com)
   7:00 AM–5:00 PM (M-F)
                                                      • the Announcement page on the OEAA
The following table shows the options related to
                                                        Secure Site (www.michigan.gov/oeaa-
the M-STEP that are available on the call center
                                                        secure)
phone menu. Select the appropriate option
when contacting the OEAA, either through              • presentations at state conferences,
our toll-free number (877-560-8378) or the              including the Michigan School Testing
Lansing-area local number (517-241-4102).               Conference held each year in February

                                                     Check these sources regularly to stay up to
Topic                                       Option
                                                     date on assessment- and accountability-related
 Known or suspected cheating or                      issues and activities.
 unethical testing practices on any state     1
 assessment

 DRC INSIGHT Portal, INSIGHT, Central                Standardized Testing
 Office Services (COS), or online
                                              2
 assessment tools related to the online              Uniform procedures are essential to a
 M-STEP                                              standardized testing program. To ensure
 OEAA Secure Site, testing policies and              comparable scores, all testing staff must
 paper/pencil materials regarding the                follow the same testing procedures and give
                                              3
 M-STEP, MI-Access, and Accountability               instructions exactly as they appear in this
 reporting                                           manual.

                                                     Ensure that you and all testing staff comply
                                                     with all applicable laws, including those relating
                                                     to discrimination. By strictly following policies
                                                     and procedures, you give students the best
                                                     guarantee of fair testing and the best possible
                                                     test day experience.

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           Testing Schedules                                     continuous session to complete each section of
                                                                 this test. Arrangements should be made before
           Part 1 of the test should be administered before      testing begins for any student who may need
           Part 2, (and Part 2 before Part 3 for ELA).           additional time to complete a part of the test.
           However, when students miss a test Part(s),
           students should take the remaining Part(s)            For example, the order of the ELA assessment
           with the class, and complete the missed Part(s)       administration is:
           in a makeup session. The test is untimed
                                                                      • Day 1: P
                                                                                art 1–Listening
           and student‑paced. Students must be given
                                                                               Part 2–Reading
           as much time as needed during the same
                                                                      • Day 2: Part 3–Writing and Research

                                            Test Session Timings

                              Spring 2021 Estimated Test Session Timings Grades 3–7
                               Subject           Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7
                         ELA                      2:00         2:00         2:00       2:00         2:00
                         Mathematics              1:30         1:30         1:30       2:00         2:00
                         Science Part 1            NA           NA          0:45        NA           NA
                         Science Part 2                                     0:45
                         Social Studies            NA          NA           0:60        NA          NA
                         Estimated Total Hours    3:30         3:30         6:00       4:00         4:00

                       Note: T
                              imes are in hours:minutes. Example, 1:30 equals 1 hour 30 minutes.

           Assessment Security                                   By following the guidelines in the Assessment
                                                                 Integrity Guide, schools ensure that:
           The primary goals of test security are to protect
           the integrity of the assessment and to ensure              • student test results are valid and reliable
           that results are accurate and meaningful. Test
                                                                      • the testing context is equitable for all
           security is integral in ensuring that no student
                                                                        students
           has an unfair advantage or a disadvantage in
           assessment performance.                                    • all practices are ethical

           The Assessment Integrity Guide (AIG) was
           revised and updated in November 2020. This            Overview of Required Security
           document, available for download on the M-STEP        Practices
           web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep), details            For additional information on required security
           how state-level assessments should be securely        practices before, during, and after the test
           administered. The AIG also includes information       administration, refer to the checklists in
           on roles and responsibilities of testing staff,       Appendix G of the AIG.
           test preparation, administration irregularities,
           and security. District and Building Coordinators
           are required to read the AIG in its entirety.

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Assessment Security Training                        • Paper/pencil answer documents are
                                                      considered secure and must be handled
All staff members who participate in a state
                                                      and protected accordingly. Unused answer
assessment must be fully trained in assessment
                                                      documents must be securely shredded.
security.
                                                    • All used scratch paper (including graph
Test Administrators/Room Supervisors/
                                                      paper) must be collected and returned
Proctors Training Requirements:
                                                      to the building M-STEP Coordinator
 • complete the MDE Assessment Security               immediately after testing, to be shredded.
   online course and/or read the Assessment           No used scratch or graph paper may be kept
   Integrity Guide (determined by the District        in the classroom. Used scratch paper must
   or Building Coordinator)                           never be taken from one test session to
                                                      another.
Any educators who completed the Assessment
Security training modules in the past are           • No test materials that contain test questions
allowed to take the Assessment Security               or student responses may be copied at any
Refresher course in place of the full Assessment      time or retained in the schools.
Security Training modules. More information
                                                    • The use of cameras or cell phones and the
about the Assessment Security Refresher
                                                      posting of pictures to social media sites
course is available on the M-STEP web
                                                      during testing is an enormous security risk.
page (www.michigan.gov/mstep) under the
                                                      Therefore, students or testing personnel may
Professional Development section.
                                                      not take photographs at any time during
                                                      testing. If students violate this policy, their
                                                      tests will be marked “Prohibited Behavior”
Material Security                                     and no emergency tests will be permitted.
 • All materials that allow access to or contain
   test questions or student responses are
   considered secure materials and must            Test Administration
   be handled in a way that maintains their
                                                   All testing staff must adhere to these
   security before, during, and after testing.
                                                   guidelines.
   This includes paper/pencil materials,
   accommodated materials, used scratch             • Ensure an appropriate testing environment
   paper, online test tickets, and test rosters.      is maintained.

 • All secure materials must be retained in one     • Begin all standardized test administration
   secure, locked location within the school.         procedures according to the explicit
   During the test administration window, the         directions in this document.
   materials must be distributed and collected
                                                    • Read test directions to the students exactly
   daily.
                                                      as they are written, as required.
 • Secure materials are bar-coded and
                                                    • Monitor student behavior closely for
   recorded on the security checklists that
                                                      adherence to proper test-taking practices.
   accompany shipments, and must be
                                                      Ensure that there are no distractions during
   returned to the scoring contractor. Note:
                                                      the test administration period, including
   Schools must account for every secure item
                                                      talking, noises, and other interactions
   recorded on the materials list.
                                                      among students; prevent students from
                                                      viewing another student’s computer screen
                                                      or answer document.

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               • Ensure that students whose IEP and/           Anyone involved in the administration of the
                 or Section 504 plan requires them to use      M-STEP is obligated to report any suspected
                 Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and     violations of test security.
                 Accommodations have these available to
                 them at the time of testing.
                                                               Training Requirements and
               • Ensure that any student who needs an
                 allowable Universal Tool or Designated        Resources for Students
                 Support has these resources available to
                 them at the time of testing.                  Resources for Students to Prepare
                                                               for Testing
               • Maintain material security.
                                                               A number of resources and tools have been
                                                               developed to help students gain valuable
           Security Compliance                                 experience with testing. Sample items for
                                                               paper/pencil testers are available on the
           All staff involved in the administration of         M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep).
           M-STEP tests must read and sign an Office of
           Educational Assessment and Accountability           Available resources include:
           (OEAA) Assessment Security Compliance Form,
                                                                 • grade-level Sample Item Sets
           affirming that they have read the required
           assessment materials related to their role in         • sample essay prompts
           the M-STEP administration process, and that         It is highly recommended that schools provide
           they understand their role and responsibilities.    students with opportunities to practice using
           Completed forms are required from Technology        these resources before they take the paper/
           Coordinators, District and Building Test            pencil tests.
           Coordinators, Test Administrators, proctors,
           and all other staff or volunteers with access       Providing students with ample practice
           to secure test materials or student responses.      opportunities will ensure they are familiar with
           All OEAA Assessment Security Compliance             the test content, and item types on test day.
           Forms must be returned to the Building M-STEP
           Coordinator and kept on file for three years.

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Before Testing Checklist                             ¾    Ensure students are positioned in such
                                                          a way that students cannot easily read
   With the exception of the Test Directions              another student’s test or interact with
   for content you will not administer, Test              one another.
   Administrators are required to read               ¾    Check to make sure there are no test
   this document in its entirety before                   materials left over from another testing
   administering any grade 5 M-STEP                       session. If found, return to the Building
   assessment.                                            Test Coordinator.

                                                                                                          BEFORE TESTING
   Complete the MDE Assessment Security              ¾    Verify the testing room will be free of
   online course and/or read the Assessment               distractions for the duration of the test
   Integrity Guide (determined by the District            session.
   or Building Coordinator).
                                                     Ensure each student answer document
   Sign the OEAA Assessment Security                 has a barcode label attached. If an answer
   Compliance Form.                                  document does not have a barcode label, the
   Ensure student’s Designated Supports and/         student may test, then notify the Building
   or Accommodations (if applicable) have            Assessment Coordinator so a barcode label
   been set and/or that all materials necessary      can be attached.
   to administer assigned Designated Supports
   and/or Accommodations are available.            Assessment          Number of Test Parts
   Clearly understand the scheduled testing
                                                   ELA                    3 parts; 2 days
   time, including planned breaks.
   Prepare the classroom for testing:              Math                   2 parts; 1 day

   ¾   Remove or cover all classroom               Social Studies         1 part; 1 day
       instructional materials that may affect
       the validity of the assessment. All         Science                2 parts; 1 day
       instructional materials must be removed
       or covered. This includes all information     Ensure all Designated Supports and
       regarding the content area of the test        Accommodations are completed in the
       being administered or test-taking             demographic portion of the answer
       strategies. Examples include, but are not     documents.
       limited to:
       » tips for taking tests
       » content displays
       » word lists
       » writing formulas
       » definitions
       » mathematical formulas/theorems
       » multiplication tables
       » charts or maps

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                 Test Materials Needed for M-STEP

                      Materials Needed by Test                      Materials Needed by Students
                      Administrator

                      This booklet                                  Test booklet
                      CD for Listening Script for ELA Listening     Answer document
BEFORE TESTING

                                                                    At least two sharpened No. 2 pencils per
                                                                    student
                      Spare sharpened No. 2 pencils
                      (recommended)                                 Blank scratch paper (optional—Universal Tool)

                                                                    Basic calculator for science parts one and two

                            Take a few minutes to review all the parts of this document you will need to read aloud
                            during testing. Use sticky notes or sticky flags to give yourself a quick reference to the
                            next set of directions to read.

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Important Tasks                                       Item           Permitted?
During Testing
                                                      Pencil         YES – If students are
The following tasks should be performed in the                       provided scratch paper as a
order listed.                                                        Universal Tool.
                                                      Highlighter    YES
Managing Student Test Materials
                                                      Additional     YES – Blank scratch paper
Test booklets, used answer documents, and
                                                      paper          is allowed for ELA, social
used scratch/graph paper are secure materials.
                                                      (provided      studies, science, and
They must be kept in a secure location until
                                                      by School/     mathematics as a Universal
the test session is scheduled to begin. Test
                                                      District)      Tool.
Administrators are instructed to distribute test
materials just prior to student testing.              Calculator     YES – Basic calculator
                                                                     is allowed for both
After a testing session is complete, the Test
                                                                     parts of science only. All
Administrator should return all test materials to
                                                                     programmable calculators
the Building M-STEP Coordinator for:
                                                                     must be set to TEST mode
  • destruction (if all students finished the test)                  during testing.

                       OR                             CD and DVD     NO

                                                                                                        DURING TESTING
                                                      Players
 • secure storage (if students have not
   completed the test)                                Headphones     NO
                                                      (provided
                                                      by School/
Test Administrators need to know which
                                                      District)
Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and
Accommodations are needed for all students            Non-academic   YES – Non-academic reading
prior to the test administration.                     reading        material is allowed for
                                                      material       student use after testing
                                                                     is completed. Electronic
Permitted Items in Testing                                           formats are not allowed.
                                                                     Reading material must
Room                                                                 be a traditional book or
Students may only have required testing                              magazine. Reading material
materials and any Accommodations specified                           must be kept off work
in the student’s IEP, Section 504 Plan, and EL                       surface until the test has
instruction documentation at their work spaces                       been submitted.
during testing.

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                 Providing Assistance                                      ¾ helping to read or pronounce any
                                                                             word
                 It is particularly important to understand the            ¾ pointing out important information in
                 difference between helping students understand              the question or suggesting a student
                 test directions and helping them with their                 read a certain section of the item or
                 responses. With the exception of making                     highlight any part of the question
                 sure students understand the directions and
                                                                           ¾ in any way provide any verification of
                 implementing any approved Universal Tools,
                                                                             a correct/incorrect answer if asked by
                 Designated Supports, or Accommodation, Test
                                                                             a student
                 Administrators and proctors may not give
                 help of any kind to students during this test.           Any of these activities are inappropriate
                 This includes defining or pronouncing words,             and violate ethical test administration
                 reading any part of the test aloud to students,          practices and will result in test scores
                 or manipulating tools. These activities are not          being invalidated.
                 appropriate and will result in test scores being
                                                                        » Allowable practices include:
                 invalidated.
                                                                           ¾ telling the student to “do their best
                                                                             work”
                 Student Questions
                                                                           ¾ telling the student to select their best
                  • Answering student questions: Test                        answer for a question
                    Administrators must not help students with
DURING TESTING

                    any content of the test.
                      » Prohibited practices include (but are not
                        limited to):
                        ¾ providing hints
                        ¾ defining any words

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      Test Directions for the Student Demographic Page –
                All M-STEP Grade 5 Assessments

Use the following information and script to        may not be used during the test. Scratch paper
assist students in completing the Student          is allowed as a Universal Tool for students who
Data Grid on the front cover of each student       need it. Test booklets are designed to have
answer document at the start of every test         ample space for note-taking. If used, blank
administration. Repeat these directions and        scratch paper must be distributed at the start
script for all subjects.                           of each test session or part, collected at the
                                                   end of each part, and securely returned to the
All directions that a TA needs to read to          Building Assessment Coordinator for shredding.
students are in shaded boxes so they stand         Scratch paper must be treated at all times as a
out from the regular text. They should be read     secure material.
exactly as they are written, using a natural
tone and manner. (All other information is for     Make sure each student has his or her own
the Test Administrator and should not be read      answer document before the test begins. If a
to the students.) If the TA makes a mistake        student’s name is misspelled on the answer
in reading a direction, the TA should stop and     document, corrections can be made at a later
say, “I made a mistake. Listen again.” Then the    date prior to the return of materials to the
direction should be reread.                        scoring contractor. Immediately notify the

                                                                                                       DURING TESTING
                                                   school M-STEP coordinator, who can help you
Administration Directions for                      resolve this problem after the test is completed.
Completing the Student Data Grid                   Read aloud the directions in the shaded blocks.
Non-personal information the students will be
entering on the Student Data Grid at the start
                                                    [SAY] Do not open your test booklet until
of testing may be posted so that all students
                                                    told to do so.
can see it (including a whiteboard, smartboard,
chalkboard) prior to the start of test              During this test, you must turn off and put
administration. This information can include:       away all electronic devices, including cell
                                                    phones, tablets, smart watches and other
 • Teacher Name
                                                    wireless devices. The only items you may
 • School Name                                      have on your desk or table are the materials
 • District Name (leave blank for                   necessary for the test.
   non-public schools)                              All answers must be marked in your answer
 • Assessment Date (today’s date)                   document using a No. 2 pencil only.

 • Form Number                                      Make sure that you have a 2021 M-STEP
   (Standard forms are Form 1. Emergency            (insert grade and subject)          Test
   forms are Form 2. For all subjects, the          Booklet.
   Braille forms are Form 88. Note that form
   numbers always appear on the front cover         Write your name on the line labeled
                                                    “Student Name” on the front cover of your
   of the Test Booklet.)
                                                    test booklet.
Distribute test materials to students. Remind
students not to open their test booklets until     Pause.
told to do so and to put away all materials that

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                    [SAY] Look at your answer document. Make             [SAY] In the space labeled “Day,” print the
                    sure you have your own answer document.              digits of the day on which you were born.
                    The box at the top of the page should                If there is only one digit in your day of
                    contain a label with your name and other             birth, print a zero before the numeral. For
                    information.                                         example, if your day of birth is the seventh,
                                                                         you would print the digits zero and seven.
                    Raise your hand if your name does not
                    appear in this box or if the label is missing.       In the two columns below “Day,” fill in the
                                                                         bubbles for the digits of the day on which
                                                                         you were born. Fill in only one bubble in
                              If any students do not have a             each column.
                              barcode label affixed, they can
                              still test, but the Building M-STEP      Pause.
                              Assessment Coordinator must be
                              notified.                                  [SAY] In the space labeled “Year,” print the
                                                                         last two digits of the year in which you were
                                                                         born.
                    [SAY] Follow these steps to complete the
                    Student Data Grid. Turn to the front cover of        In the two columns below “Year,” fill in the
                    your answer document.                                bubbles for the last two digits of the year in
DEMOGRAPHIC PAGE

                                                                         which you were born. Fill in only one bubble
                    Write your name on the line that says,               in each column.
                    “Student Name.”

                    Write (insert teacher name)                on      Pause.
                    the line that says “Teacher Name.”
                                                                       Make sure each student has filled in the correct
                    Write (insert school name)                on       bubbles for the month, day, and year of birth.
                    the line that says “School.”

                    Write (insert district name)              on         [SAY] Next, find the section labeled
                    the line that says “District.”                       “Assessment Date.”

                                                                         In the first column, fill in the bubble next to
                   Non-public schools may leave “District” blank.        the current month.

                   Pause.                                                The next two spaces are for today’s date.
                                                                         Write the numbers for today’s date in the
                                                                         spaces provided. If there is only one digit
                    [SAY] Find the section labeled “Birth Date.”
                                                                         in today’s date, print a zero before the
                    In the column under “Month,” fill in the
                                                                         numeral. For example, if the date is the
                    bubble next to the month in which you were
                                                                         seventh, you would print the digits zero and
                    born.
                                                                         seven.

                   Pause.                                                In the two columns below today’s date, fill in
                                                                         the bubbles for the numerals of the date. Fill
                                                                         in only one bubble in each column.

                                                                         The year is already filled in for you.

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Pause to allow students to finish.

 [SAY] Now find the section labeled “Form.”
 Then check the front cover of your Test
 Booklet to find the correct form number.
 Bubble in that form number.

Check to make sure all students have bubbled
the correct form number. It is critical that the
correct form number is bubbled on the answer
document in order to ensure the student’s test
is scored properly.

When the students have completed the Student
Data Grid, turn to the appropriate page in this
document for subject-specific test directions,
and continue with test administration.

                                                                 DEMOGRAPHIC PAGE

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                                            Test Directions for Grade 5 ELA
                                                Day 1: Part 1–Listening

                    Be sure you have completed the directions on
                                                                            [SAY] This test booklet contains several
                    pages 13–15 before you start this section.
                                                                            different types of questions. This Sample
                    Do not Read Samples Aloud.                              Question section shows what certain types
                                                                            of questions look like and how they should
                                                                            be answered in the answer document. You
                     [SAY] Now you will be taking Part 1 of the             will review these samples along with the
                     M-STEP English Language Arts Assessment.               test administrator.

                     First, open your test booklet to page 3.               When you come to the STOP sign, you have
                                                                            finished the sample questions.
                     We will begin by looking at some sample
                     questions. Read the directions silently as I           DO NOT work on any other part of this test
                     read them aloud.                                       until you are told to do so.

                     DIRECTIONS                                             Do you have any questions?

                     You are about to take the Michigan Student
                                                                          Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                     Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP. You
ELA DAY 1: PART 1

                     have been given a test booklet and answer
                     document.                                              [SAY] Now turn to page 4 and read Sample
                                                                            Question 1 silently.
                     In order for the results to be valid, you must
                     NOT:                                                 Give students time to read Sample Question 1.
                     ● talk to or help another student
                                                                          When students are ready,
                     ● look at or copy another student’s answers
                     ● ask for or accept any help from another              [SAY] Sample Question 1 is a multiple‑choice
                       student                                              question that has a single correct answer.
                                                                            The correct answer for this sample question
                     ● use your cell phone or any other
                                                                            is C.
                       electronic device including an eBook
                                                                            For these types of questions you will fill
                     ● take pictures or make copies of any test
                                                                            in one answer bubble that goes with the
                       materials
                                                                            answer you chose. Be sure to fill in the
                     ● cause a disturbance                                  bubble completely and make your mark
                     ● remove test booklet or answer document               heavy and dark.
                       from the room
                                                                            If you want to change your answer,
                     ● post or chat about any part of the test              completely erase the mark you made before
                       through social media (example: Facebook,             making a new mark.
                       Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
                                                                            Are there any questions?
                     If you do not understand these requirements
                     or have questions, please raise your hand.           Pause to answer any questions, then continue.

                    Pause to answer any questions, then continue.

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 [SAY] Now read Sample Question 2 silently.        [SAY] Turn to page 8 in your booklet.

Give students time to read Sample Question 2.      Now read Sample Question 4 silently.

When students are ready,                         Give students time to read Sample Question 4.

 [SAY] Sample Question 2 is a multiple‑choice    When students are ready,
 question that has multiple correct answers.
 The correct answers for this sample question      [SAY] Sample Question 4 is a matching table
 are B and F.                                      question. For this type of question you will
                                                   need to complete a table with the correct
 For these types of questions you will fill
                                                   answers. The correct answers for Sample
 in all the answer bubbles that go with the
                                                   Question 4 are as follows:
 answers you chose. Be sure to fill in the
 bubbles completely and make your marks            ● the row A correct answer is N for “night”
 heavy and dark.
                                                   ● the row B correct answer is N for “night”
 If you want to change an answer, completely       ● the row C correct answer is D for “day”
 erase the mark you made before making a
                                                   ● the row D correct answer is D for “day”
 new mark.
                                                   For these types of questions you will fill
 Are there any questions?
                                                   in the answer bubble that goes with the

                                                                                                        ELA DAY 1: PART 1
                                                   answer you chose for each row in the table.
Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                                                   Be sure to fill in the bubbles completely and
 [SAY] Turn to page 6 in your booklet.             make your marks heavy and dark.

 Now read Sample Question 3 silently.              If you want to change an answer, completely
                                                   erase the mark you made before making a
Give students time to read Sample Question 3.      new mark.

                                                   Are there any questions?
When students are ready,

 [SAY] Sample Question 3 is a multiple‑choice
                                                 Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
 question that has two parts. The correct
 answer for Part A of this sample question         [SAY] Now read Sample Question 5 silently.
 is B. The correct answer for Part B of this
 sample question is B.                           Give students time to read Sample Question 5.

 For these types of questions you will fill      When students are ready,
 in the answer bubble that goes with the
 answer you chose for each part. Be sure to        [SAY] Sample Question 5 is a passage‑based
 fill in the bubbles completely and make your      writing prompt. You must write your answer
 marks heavy and dark.                             on the lines provided in the text box in your
 If you want to change an answer, completely       answer document. Write neatly, so you will
 erase the mark you made before making a           be scored accurately.
 new mark.                                         Anything you write outside the text box in
 Are there any questions?                          your answer document will not be scored.

                                                   Are there any questions?
Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                                                 Pause to answer any questions, then continue.

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                     [SAY] Turn to page 3 in your answer                  [SAY] Make sure you are on page 3 in your
                     document.                                            answer document.

                     Turn to page 11 in your test booklet.                Turn to page 12 in your test booklet.

                     Read the directions silently as I read them          Now I will play (or read aloud) a
                     aloud.                                               presentation, and then you will answer
                                                                          questions.
                     DIRECTIONS
                                                                          We will begin.
                     You will be taking Day 1: Part 1–Listening
                     of the English Language Arts M-STEP. This
                     part of the test includes passages that you          Play track 1 of the audio CD (or read
                     will listen to rather than read, and it includes     aloud passage 1 of the Listening Script).
                     different types of questions. You may
                     underline, circle, or write in this test booklet
                                                                          [SAY] I will play it (or read it aloud) one
                     to help you, but nothing marked in this test
                                                                          more time.
                     booklet will be scored.

                     Read each question carefully and follow
                     the directions. Mark your answers in your            Play (or read) passage 1 again.
                     answer document with a No. 2 pencil. If
                     you erase an answer, be sure to erase it
ELA DAY 1: PART 1

                     completely. Remember that if you skip a              [SAY] Answer questions 1 and 2. When
                     question in the test booklet, you need to skip       you complete these questions, please stop
                     the answer space for that question on the            working and sit quietly.
                     answer document. If you are not sure of an
                     answer, mark your best choice.
                                                                        Allow time for students to respond.
                     When you come to the STOP sign, you have
                                                                        When students are ready,
                     finished Part 1. If you finish early, you may
                     go back and check your work for Day 1:
                                                                          [SAY] Now we will continue.
                     Part 1–Listening only.
                                                                          Turn to page 14 in your test booklet.
                     DO NOT work on any other part of this test
                     until you are told to do so. When you have           I will play (or read aloud) a second
                     finished, please close your test booklet and         presentation, and then you will answer
                     answer document and sit quietly.                     questions.
                     It is important to do your best on this test so
                     your teacher and school can know how much
                     you have learned this school year.
                                                                          Play track 2 of the audio CD (or read
                                                                          aloud passage 2 of the Listening Script).
                     Do you have any questions?

                                                                          [SAY] I will play it (or read it aloud) one
                    Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                                                                          more time.

                                                                          Play (or read) passage 2 again.

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                                                 Before dismissing students (whether it’s for
 [SAY] Answer questions 3 through 5. When
                                                 a break, or between separate test sittings,
 you complete these questions, please stop
                                                 or the end of testing) you must collect all
 working and sit quietly.
                                                 materials, including scratch paper, from each
                                                 student individually. Do not have students pass
Allow time for students to respond.              materials to the end of a row or aisle. Students
When students are ready,                         may not be dismissed until it is verified that all
                                                 test materials have been returned.

 [SAY] Now we will continue.                     Securely store the test materials until you
                                                 begin testing again. Used scratch paper
 Turn to page 16 in your test booklet.
                                                 must be returned to the Building Assessment
 I will play (or read aloud) a second            Coordinator for secure shredding. (You will
 presentation, and then you will answer          need to distribute new, blank scratch paper
 questions.                                      before each part.)

 Play track 3 of the audio CD (or read
 aloud passage 3 of the Listening Script).

 [SAY] I will play it (or read it aloud) one

                                                                                                      ELA DAY 1: PART 2
 more time.

 Play (or read) passage 3 again.

 [SAY] Answer questions 6 through 8. When
 you complete these questions, please stop
 working and sit quietly.

When all students have finished,

 [SAY] Okay. We will stop now. Please
 close your test booklet and answer
 document. Remain quietly in your seat
 until all materials are collected.

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                                            Test Directions for Grade 5 ELA
                                                Day 1: Part 2–Reading

                    Be sure that each student has his or her
                                                                         [SAY] When you come to the STOP sign, you
                    own test booklet and answer document, a
                                                                         have finished Part 2. If you finish early, you
                    sharpened No. 2 pencil with an eraser, and, if
                                                                         may go back and check your work for Day 1:
                    used, a fresh sheet of blank scratch paper.
                                                                         Part 2–Reading only.

                     [SAY] Turn to the front cover of your answer        DO NOT work on any other part of this test
                     document. Make sure you have the answer             until you are told to do so. When you have
                     document with your name on it and not               finished, please close your test booklet and
                     another student’s answer document. Do not           answer document and sit quietly.
                     open your test booklet until I tell you to do
                                                                         Do you have any questions?
                     so. Make sure you are using a No. 2 pencil
                     with an eraser when taking this test. Pens
                     are not allowed.                                  Pause to answer any questions, then continue.

                    Pause to make sure the students have their           [SAY] Make sure you are on page 4 in your
                    own test booklet and answer document.                answer document.
ELA DAY 1: PART 2

                                                                         You may turn the page in your test booklet
                     [SAY] Now you will be taking Part 2 of the          and begin.
                     M-STEP English Language Arts Assessment.

                     Turn to page 4 in your answer document.           When all students have finished,

                     Open your test booklet to page 21.
                                                                         [SAY] Okay. We will stop now. Please close
                     Read the directions silently as I read them
                                                                         your test booklet and answer document.
                     aloud.
                                                                         Remain quietly in your seat until all
                     DIRECTIONS                                          materials are collected.

                     Now you will be taking Day 1: Part 2–
                     Reading of the English Language Arts              Before dismissing students (whether it’s for
                     M-STEP. This part of the test includes            a break, or between separate test sittings,
                     passages you will read and different types of     or the end of testing) you must collect all
                     questions. You may underline, circle, or write    materials, including scratch paper, from each
                     in this test booklet to help you, but nothing     student individually. Do not have students pass
                     marked in this test booklet will be scored.       materials to the end of a row or aisle. Students
                     Carefully read each passage and the
                                                                       may not be dismissed until it is verified that all
                     questions that follow. Mark your answers in
                                                                       test materials have been returned.
                     your answer document with a No. 2 pencil.         Securely store the test materials until you
                     If you erase an answer, be sure to erase          begin testing again. Used scratch paper
                     it completely. Remember that if you skip a        must be returned to the Building Assessment
                     question in the test booklet, you need to skip    Coordinator for secure shredding. (You will
                     the answer space for that question on the         need to distribute new, blank scratch paper
                     answer document. If you are not sure of an        before each part.)
                     answer, mark your best choice.

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                      Test Directions for Grade 5 ELA
                    Day 2: Part 3–Writing and Research

Be sure that each student has his or her own
                                                      [SAY] When you come to the STOP sign, you
test booklet and answer document, a sharpened
                                                      have finished Part 3. If you finish early, you
No. 2 pencil with an eraser, and, if used, a fresh
                                                      may go back and check your work for Day 2:
sheet of blank scratch paper. Students will
                                                      Part 3–Writing and Research only.
record their answers in their answer document.
                                                      When you have finished, please close your
 [SAY] Turn to the front cover of your answer         test booklet and answer document and sit
 document. Make sure you have the answer              quietly.
 document with your name on it and not
 another student’s answer document. Please            Do you have any questions?
 do not open your test booklet until I tell you
 to do so. Make sure you are using a No. 2           Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
 pencil with an eraser when taking this test.
 Pens are not allowed.                                [SAY] Make sure you are on page 6 in your
                                                      answer document.
Pause to make sure the students have their            You may turn the page in your test booklet
own test booklet and answer document.

                                                                                                          ELA DAY 2: PART 3
                                                      and begin.

 [SAY] Now you will be taking Part 3 of the          When all students have finished,
 M-STEP English Language Arts Assessment.

 Turn to page 6 in your answer document.              [SAY] Okay. We will stop now. Please close
                                                      your test booklet and answer document.
 Open your test booklet to page 43.                   Remain quietly in your seat until all
                                                      materials are collected.
 Read the directions silently as I read them
 aloud.
                                                     Before dismissing students (whether it’s for
 DIRECTIONS
                                                     a break, or between separate test sittings,
 You will be taking Day 2: Part 3–Writing            or the end of testing) you must collect all
 and Research of the English Language Arts           materials, including scratch paper, from each
 M-STEP. This part of the test includes a            student individually. Do not have students pass
 passage-based writing prompt and different          materials to the end of a row or aisle. Students
 types of questions. You may underline,              may not be dismissed until it is verified that all
 circle, or write notes in this test booklet to      test materials have been returned.
 help you, but nothing marked in this test
 booklet will be scored.                             Securely store the test materials until you
                                                     begin testing again. Used scratch paper
 Read each question carefully and follow the         must be returned to the Building Assessment
 directions. Mark or write your answers in           Coordinator for secure shredding. (You will
 your answer document with a No. 2 pencil.           need to distribute new, blank scratch paper
 If you erase an answer, be sure to erase            before each part.)
 it completely. Remember that if you skip a
 question in the test booklet, you need to skip      Refer to the “After Testing” chapter on
 the answer space for that question on the           page 31 for specific instructions about
 answer document. If you are not sure of an          assembly and return of materials.
 answer, mark your best choice.

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                                      Test Directions for Grade 5 Mathematics
                                                    Day 1: Part 1

                      Be sure you have completed the directions on
                                                                              [SAY] This test booklet contains several
                      pages 13–15 before you start this section.
                                                                              different types of questions. This Sample
                      Calculators are NOT allowed.                            Question section shows what certain types
                                                                              of questions look like and how they should
                      Do not Read Samples Aloud.                              be answered in the answer document. You
                                                                              will review these samples along with the
                                                                              test administrator.
                       [SAY] Now you will be taking Part 1 of
                       the M-STEP Mathematics Summative                       When you come to the STOP sign, you have
                       Assessment.                                            finished the sample questions.

                       First, open your test booklet to page 3.               DO NOT work on any other part of this test
                                                                              until you are told to do so.
                       We will begin by looking at some sample
                       questions. Read the directions silently as I           Do you have any questions?
                       read them aloud.
                                                                            Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
MATH

                       DIRECTIONS
 ELA DAY

                       You are about to take the Michigan Student             [SAY] Now turn to page 4 and read Sample
                       Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP. You
      DAY2:

                                                                              Question 1 silently.
                       have been given a test booklet and answer
                       document. In order for the results to be
          1:PART

                                                                            Give students time to read Sample Question 1.
                       valid, you must NOT:
             PART31

                       ● talk to or help another student
                                                                            When students are ready,

                       ● look at or copy another student’s answers            [SAY] Sample Question 1 is a multiple‑choice
                       ● ask for or accept any help from another              question that has a single correct answer.
                         student                                              The correct answer for this sample question
                                                                              is B.
                       ● use your cell phone or any other
                         electronic device including an eBook                 For these types of questions you will fill
                                                                              in one answer bubble that goes with the
                       ● take pictures or make copies of any test
                                                                              answer you chose. Be sure to fill in the
                         materials
                                                                              bubble completely and make your mark
                       ● cause a disturbance                                  heavy and dark.
                       ● remove test booklet or answer document
                                                                              If you want to change your answer,
                         from the room
                                                                              completely erase the mark you made before
                       ● post or chat about any part of the test              making a new mark.
                         through social media (example: Facebook,
                                                                              Are there any questions?
                         Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
                       If you do not understand these requirements          Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                       or have questions, please raise your hand.
                                                                              [SAY] Now read Sample Question 2 silently.
                      Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                                                                            Give students time to read Sample Question 2.

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MICHIGAN STUDENT
 TEST OF
 EDUCATIONAL          DURING TESTING
 PROGRESS

When students are ready,
                                                   [SAY] Now read Sample Question 4 silently.

 [SAY] Sample Question 2 is a multiple-select
 question that has multiple correct answers.     Give students time to read Sample Question 4.
 The correct answers for this sample question
                                                 When students are ready,
 are A and B.

 For these types of questions you will fill        [SAY] Sample Question 4 is a short‑response
 in all the answer bubbles that go with the        question. The correct answer for this sample
 answers you chose. Be sure to fill in the         question is a dot on the number line on the
 bubbles completely and make your marks            tick mark that is 4 marks to the right of the
 heavy and dark.                                   point labeled “0.”

 If you want to change an answer, completely       For these types of questions you must write
 erase the mark you made before making a           or draw your answers in the boxes or on the
 new mark.                                         graphics provided in your answer document.
                                                   Write or draw neatly, so you will be scored
 Are there any questions?
                                                   accurately.
Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
                                                   Anything you write or draw outside the
                                                   boxes or graphics provided in your answer
 [SAY] Now read Sample Question 3 silently.        document will not be scored.

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                                                   Are there any questions?

                                                                                                               1:PART
Give students time to read Sample Question 3.

When students are ready,                         Pause to answer any questions, then continue.

                                                                                                           DAY2:
                                                                                                      ELA DAY
 [SAY] Sample Question 3 is a table response       [SAY] Now read Sample Question 5 silently.
 question. For this type of question you will

                                                                                                     MATH
 need to complete a table with the correct       Give students time to read Sample Question 5.
 answers. The correct answers for Sample
 Question 3 are as follows:                      When students are ready,

 ● the row A correct answer is N for “No”
                                                   [SAY] Sample Question 5 is also a
 ● the row B correct answer is N for “No”          short‑response question. The correct answer
 ● the row C correct answer is Y for “Yes”         for this sample question is 23.

 For these types of questions you will fill        For these types of questions you must write
 in the answer bubble that goes with the           or draw your answers in the boxes or on the
 answer you chose for each row in the table.       graphics provided in your answer document.
 Be sure to fill in the bubbles completely and     Write or draw neatly, so you will be scored
 make your marks heavy and dark.                   accurately.

 If you want to change an answer, completely       Anything you write or draw outside the
 erase the mark you made before making a           boxes or graphics provided in your answer
 new mark.                                         document will not be scored.

 Are there any questions?                          Are there any questions?

                                                 Pause to answer any questions, then continue.
Pause to answer any questions, then continue.

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