Standardized Testing

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A standardized test is any test that is administered and scored in a standard manner. It may be administered using paper and pencil or using a computer. Items types and delivery methods have changed over the years and can range from traditional multiple choice presented on paper to technology enhanced and extended response items presented on computer using an adaptive engine that adjusts the item difficulty presented to the test-taker.

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The State of Michigan’s assessment program is comprised of a series of standardized tests given in the spring of each school year.

 

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

This is the umbrella term for the general summative assessment given to students in Michigan.  English language arts and mathematics are assessed in grades 3-10, science in grades 4 & 7, and social studies in grades 5 & 8.

Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

This refers to the portion of the state summative assessment for students in grade 11.  It consists of a college entrance exam (SAT starting in 2015-16), a work skills assessment (WorkKeys), and the M-STEP summative tests in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Michigan's Alternative Assessment Program (MI-Access)

The state summative assessment for students with cognitive impairments. Participation in this assessment is determined by each student’s IEP (Individualized Educational Program) Team.

WIDA Access for ELLs

The state summative assessment for English Language learners. 

SAT Suite of Assessments

The SAT and PSAT assessments will become part of the state summative assessment program starting in 2015-16 at grades 9, 10, and 11.

 

SAT Videos Assessment

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​Overview and Scoring Part 1Overview and Scoring Part 2Overview and Scoring Part 3​

 

​SAT Videos CFE/Social Studies/Science

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​Impact on Social Studies and Science

 

SAT Videos - English Language Arts​ ​

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​Analyzing PurposeAnalyzing Text StructureCommand of Evidence Reading Test​
​Essay - NOT Optional in Michigan​Reading Test Content Specifications​Rhetorical Based Questions

What's Different than ACT's Reading Test?

 

SAT Videos - Mathematics​ ​

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1. ​Increasing Access​2. Promoting Reasoning & Problem Solving ​3. Proficiency in Special Education
​4. Beyond Procedure​5. Mathematical Representation​6. Tool to Encourage Multiple Representation

​7. Building Procedural Fluency

​8. Calculators

​9. Math Overview and Scoring

Videos numbered ​1 - 7 should be viewed in order. ​ ​