Michigan's State Assessment


Clarenceville School District assesses students under state and federal law. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 take various subject area tests in the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Students in grades 8, 9 and 10 take the PSAT. 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", and the Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP. Students whose Individual Educational Plans designate it, are assessed with the MI-Access assessment. Students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) will additionally be given the WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment).


                                   What is michigan's assessment system

You can learn about the assessments, why we take them, and what they are intended to do. If you are interested in learning more, read the presentation from Michigan Department of Education. You can also find out more about what Computer Adaptive Testing is by watching this short video.


                     How Do i access my child's state assessment results?

The state releases students' scores for the spring M-STEP during the following fall. These reports will be sent home once they are received at the school. However, at any time, any parent may access these reports online using the MiStar Parent Portal. From the portal, you can access MiLearn, the state's online reporting system.


                                             what do these scores mean?

The following video discusses how to interpret your student's state assessment results:


You can also read about assessment results:

To access the Michigan Department of Education online to read more, select a link below: