By, School News Network: It’s become an annual ritual. Each fall the state releases results of the M-STEP, the state-required standardized test taken by Michigan students to gauge their proficiency in reading, math, social studies and science. And each fall educators, parents and pundits wring their hands over why students aren’t doing better. Rather than go back to the same hand-wringing sources, School News Network decided to ask the people most directly affected by these tests: the students who take them. How do they feel about these tests, and how could the tests be improved? To read what our students from Knapp Forest Elementary School said about the M-STEP and to read a related column by an FHC senior about standardized tests, click here.
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