Salina Intermediate School

DPS Testing Information

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) submitted a request to waive testing administration and accountability this year due to COVID-19. This waiver was denied so we will move forward with planning the M-STEP testing as required by law.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDE does not support bringing otherwise remote or virtual students into school solely for the purpose of state assessment. If you are not planning on bringing your child in for state testing, please notify us by filling out this form.   If you are the parent of a hybrid student and you would like to not have your child participate in testing this year, please contact your school administrator. If you are planning on bringing your child in, below is more information about state testing.  

Elementary Schedule (Grades 3-5)

M-STEP ELAM-STEP MathM-STEP ScienceM-STEP Social Science
3rd GradeApril 26 – June 4
4th GradeApril 26 – June 4
5th GradeApril 12-May 21

Our VLP students will be scheduled to test at their home schools on the following Wednesdays, when those buildings are teaching the rest of the student population remotely.  The following schedule shows the dates that each grade will be taking each test. 

Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
April 14English Language Arts
April 21Math
April 28Science/Social Studies
May 5English Language ArtsEnglish Language ArtsMakeups
May 12Eid – No School
May 19MathMathMakeups
May 26MakeupsMakeups
June 2MakeupsMakeups

Middle School Schedule (Grades 6-8)

M-STEP ELAM-STEP MathM-STEP ScienceM-STEP Social Science
6th GradeApril 26 – June 4
7th GradeApril 26 – June 4
8th GradePSAT8 on April 13April 12-May 21

More information regarding assessments will be sent to families from their home school, including the start and end times of testing each day.  All testing will follow Dearborn’s safety protocols. Your child’s home school principal will be able to assist you with any questions. 

Please note: Students will need to bring their Chromebooks to school each day of testing.

If you have any questions please contact your home school administrator.


Dan Signature

Daniel L. Patterson, Ph.D.

Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation