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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Michigan Awards Future Assessment System for Spring 2016 and Beyond

(Excerpt from Official Press Release)
Michigan has awarded a three-year contract to both Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) and Measurement, Inc. for the future Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) system beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. The recommendation of award was made jointly by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB), which runs the state procurement process. “Data Recognition Corporation and Measurement, Inc. were the two highest scoring bidders and are among the most experienced education service and test administration providers in the nation,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “This now allows Michigan schools and teachers to move forward and fully transition from the 40-year-old MEAP to M-STEP, a 21st Century assessment system.” DRC and Measurement, Inc. are the same vendors that are being used for the 2015 M-STEP statewide assessment, providing a seamless transition to the statewide assessments for the foreseeable future. “This fortunate outcome will give this year’s tests greater significance and be a foundation from which to build,” Flanagan said. To learn more, read the full MDE press release.

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