State Assessments

Spring 2018 State Assessments

SAT grade 11: April 10
ACT WorkKeys grade 11: April 11
M-STEP 5th, 8th, and 11th grade: April 10-May 4
M-STEP 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grade: April 30 – May 25

Complete Michigan Summative Assessment Calendar for 2017-2019

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

The M-STEP is a 21st Century online test given for the first time in the Spring of 2015. It 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 eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards. It is administered each spring, and consists of three components:

  • College Board SAT
  • WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and “locating information”
  • Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP

Students in grade 9 and 10 take the PSAT 8/9 (grade 9 only) and PSAT 10 as part of high school state assessments.

For more information, visit the MME 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 to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English Learners (ELs). For more information, visit the WIDA page on the Michigan Department of Education website.