Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

The M-STEP will include our summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination in 11th grade, which consists of a college entrance exam, work skills assessment, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

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World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) for Michigan

WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

https://www.wida.us/


SAT

MEET THE NEW SAT  – Coming in March 2016

SAT Website


FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  All graduating seniors who are attending college should file for FAFSA, as it may possibly mean free money or low interest loans for colleges that will be attended.

How to Create an FSA ID

Watch a Video on How to Create an FSA ID


NWEA – MAP Testing

K-8

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child takes on a computer. That means that the test became more difficult the more questions your child answered correctly. When your child incorrectly answered a question, the test became easier. Therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level. In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with the districts curriculum.

Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade.  Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning.