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Assessment Summary

Student Assessment

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) uses several assessments to cover the full range of student needs. Michigan’s State Assessment System includes a variety of different assessments for different purposes. Stakeholder input has shaped Michigan’s assessment vision to align with the goals of Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 Years plan and comply with state and federal laws. For more information see: Michigan's Education Assessment System: What it is, What it Means, and What it Offers.

English Learner Assessment

K-12 reports for the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs assessment can be generated. The Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Overall scores can be analyzed for districts' English Learners.

Grades 3-8 Assessment

Student assessment in grades 3 through 8 includes: the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), MI-Access and PSAT 8/9.

High School Assessment

Provides reports for students in 11th grade who tested on the M-STEP or MI-Access portion of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).

College Readiness

The College Readiness report shows how students performed on the College Board SAT in the subjects of Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics. Historical ACT reports can also be generated.

Student Growth

The Student Growth report shows changes in student scores over time for students who have taken two or more consecutive state summative assessments in Michigan.

Students Not Tested

The Students Not Tested spreadsheet provides summary information on students who were expected to participate in a State standardized assessment, but who did not.

Top 30 / Bottom 30 Analysis

Analysis of students who scored in the upper, middle, and lower range on state-administered standardized academic tests as compared to their peers within the school.

Professional Learning Resources

Various resources to help education professionals utilize our assessment reports.

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Are you interested in providing feedback on how CEPI and MDE can continue to improve the student assessment reports? Educators, parents, and others who may be interested in providing this feedback can fill out this survey. This survey additionally invites stakeholders to participate in future surveys or focus group activities. For questions related to the reports, please send an email to or call 517-335-0505, ext. 3. For questions related to this survey please send an email to