The summaries include
- descriptions of Classroom Activities and Performance Tasks,
- information on the M-STEP Spring 2015 Preview and Sample Item Sets,
- where to go to practice using the online delivery engine’s navigation tools and features, and
- grade-specific information, such as which calculators may be used and where to go to learn about gridded responses.
The OSA believes these two new resources—which can be found under What Do I Need to Know—will give teachers, assessment administrators, and coordinators the content-specific information they need regarding how the spring 2015 ELA and mathematics tests are designed, as well as how and when they should be administered.