Assessment Information

Assessments help provide data and serve to drive instruction for student success.  

The Assessment 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. 

Aimsweb Plus is a screening and progress-monitoring assessment system that measures reading and math performance for students in grades K-5 three times per year. aimsweb Plus 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 the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), visit M-STEP What It Is - What It Means - What It Offers. For more detailed information regarding the M-STEP that is given to students in grades 3-8 and 11, visit Michigan Department of Education (MDE) M-STEP


Beginning April 2016, Michigan began using the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). The State also offers the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) 8/9 and PSAT 10 to 9th and 10th grade students free of charge each April. For additional information about the SAT and PSAT, including student practice tests, please visit College Board.

To learn more about your student's M-STEP scores and how to help your student, the MDE has developed the Starting Smarter website.