State Assessments

Spring 2020 State Assessments

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs grade K-12 English Learners: February 3 – March 20

SAT grade 11: April 14

PSAT 8/9 grades 8 & 9: April 14

ACT WorkKeys grade 11: April 15

PSAT 10 grade 10: April 15

M-STEP grades 5, 8, 11: April 13 – May 8

M-STEP grades 3, 4, 6, 7: May 4 – May 29

Complete Michigan Summative Assessment Calendar for 2020

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

The M-STEP is 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. M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement. For additional information, visit the M-STEP page on the Michigan Department of Education website.

Michigan Merit Exam (MME)

The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligibile students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards. It is administered each spring, and consists of three components:

  • College Board SAT
  • ACT WorkKeys® job skills assessments in Workplace documents, Applied Math, and Graphic Literacy
  • M-STEP Science and Social Studies

For more information, visit the MME page on the Michigan Department of Education website.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10

In accordance with the revised school code, summative assessments for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics shall be administered to all public school pupils in grades 3-11. The Michigan Department of Education has chosen to administer the College Board’s PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 to students in grades 8, 9 and 10 to fulfill this requirement. For additional information, visit the PSAT page on the Michigan Department of Education website.

World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given in grades K-12 to students who have been identified as English Learners (ELs). For more information, visit the WIDA page on the Michigan Department of Education website.