By STEPHANIE HERNANDEZ McGAVIN
Capital News Service
LANSING — The Michigan Student Test of Education Progress (M-Step) introduced last spring was difficult for most students, according to their test scores, especially for one group: English-learners.
The M-Step’s first results were low, with 3rd grade English language arts showing the highest proportion of student proficiency at only 50 percent.
It only got worse for English-learners, said Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association (MEA).