September 20, 2023–

The 2023 Spring Assessment results are in and HCS students demonstrated increased proficiency in 19 of 24 tested areas and stayed the same in one area of the 2023 state assessments, including the M-STEP, PSAT, and SAT. Superintendent Chuck Hughes said in his weekly update, “While these scores are rewarding to share, district staff will focus on 8th grade Science and 10th grade math while supporting students and staff in all curriculum areas. As always, we will continue to work toward getting better.”

According to the Department of Education website, the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is a 21st Century computer-based assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. When combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments and other tools, M-STEP results offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.