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.