Dear BHS families,
State and federal laws require schools to assess student learning every year in specific grade levels and subjects. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is not allowing for remote testing, therefore the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) must be rendered inside a school facility. This means that all assessments must be administered in person.
MDE submitted a request to waive testing administration and accountability this year due to COVID-19 on February 12, 2021 to the US Department of Education. At this point in time, MDE has not received any response as to whether or not that waiver will be approved. As such, we will move forward with planning the M-Step, MI-ACCESS, and PSAT testing as required by law.
Although State standardized assessments do not measure everything important about a student, it is one data indicator, among many others, about how much a student knows in terms of our state’s content standards in that grade level. We encourage all families to make sure their children are present for testing.
More information regarding assessments will be sent to families:
- Bloomfield Virtual and Grades 6-8 Remote students will receive an email with a survey to complete tomorrow.
- In-person students grades 3-8 will receive an email communication after Spring Break from their building principals.
- Wing Lake families will receive a separate communication from their building testing coordinators.
All testing will follow BHS’s safety protocols. Your child’s principal will be able to assist you with any questions. Thank you for your continued support and have a relaxing Spring Break.
Pat Watson, Superintendent
Carey Crocker, District Assessment Coordinator and Data Specialist