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Assessment Information

Assessment Literacy Standards

The Assesment Literacy Standards provide a common framework and understanding to assist K-12 educators, students, parents, and policymakers in becoming more knowledgeable about assessment purposes and effective uses. To learn more about assessments click here.

aimsweb PLUS

aimswebPLUS is a screening and progress-monitoring assessment system that measures reading and math performance for students in grades K-5 three times per year. aimswebPLUS screeners are similar to taking a student's temperature, providing educators with a quick and efficient indication of how well a student is doing with their critical reading and math skills. 


To learn more about what the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is, what it means, and what it offers, please download the Michigan Department of Education (M.D.E.) presentation that answers these questions here. For more detailed information regarding the M-STEP that's given to students in grades 3-8 and 11 visit the M.D.E. M-STEP website. 

M-STEP video tutorials can be found here.


Beginning April 2016 Michigan begain using the S.A.T. as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (M.M.E.). The state also offers the P.S.A.T. 8/9 and P.S.A.T. 10 to 9th and 10th grade students free of charge each April. For additional information about the S.A.T. and P.S.A.T., including student practice tests, please visit the College Board website.

Michigan Starting Smarter

To learn more about your student's M-STEP scores and how to help your student, the Michigan Department of Education has developed the Starting Smarter website. To learn more click here.