Assessment and Accountability Web Site
The 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years will bring substantial change in state required summative assessments.
In June of 2014, legislation was passed requiring the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop a new summative assessment for use in Spring 2015. Unlike the previous MEAP assessments, the new assessment will be aligned to Michigan standards, administered in the spring, and measure current year versus past year student knowledge. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3-8 and 11. Science will be assessed in grades 4, 7, and 11; and social studies in grades 5, 8, and 11. This assessment will be administered for one year, online with a paper and pencil option for schools not technology-ready.
The legislation also requires the department issue a Request For Proposal by September 1, 2014 for a new summative assessment system to begin in the 2015-16 school year.
Information on Michigan's Future Assessment System
- Spring 2015 Testing Schedule Update - Updated September 2014
- 2014-15 Michigan Statewide Assessment Transition Document - July 2014
- Recommended Online Testing Device Requirements
- Report to the Legislature on Options for Assessments Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (Full Report)
General Assessment Information
- Assessment Integrity Guide
- Statewide Assessment Selection Guidance
- Revised Assessment Accommodation Summary Table (Updated 9-17-13)
- Assessment Accommodation Summary Table FAQs
- PTA Parents' Guide to Assessments and Accountability
- Complaint or Allegation of Misadministration
Please click this link and use this form to report any suspected violation of assessment integrity or ethical conduct.
Communications to the Field
- This Week's Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability
Below you will find direct links to various state accountability reports and information.
Accountability measures of student achievement and school performance based on statewide assessments and other academic indicators as required under state and federal law.
BAA Professional Learning is the home to the BAA Web Conference Series with web cast regarding Accountability, ELPA, MEAP, MEAP-Access, MI-Access, MME and much more.
Beating the Odds Schools are a subset of Reward Schools, identified annually as having outperformed predictions and/or similar schools across the state.
EducationYes! measures school accreditation system based on student achievement and schools' self-assessment
Focus Schools are the 10% Michigan public schools identified to have largest achievement gaps.
Educator Evaluations, in Michigan were implemented beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.
Michigan School Accountability Scorecards show school performance and compliance in fulfillment of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Priority Schools are schools identified to be in the lowest 5% of Michigan public schools. Formerly known as Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) Schools.
Reward Schools are schools identified by high achievement, high improvement, or by "Beating the Odds"
Shared Educational Entities (SEEs) A SEE is defined as a school or program to specific education services to students coming from two or more LEAs that have a business relationship for that purpose.
Top-to-Bottom Ranking is Michigan's federally approved method of comparing public schools, based on achievement, improvement, and achievement gap.
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