Michigan has an innovative and comprehensive system of assessments to measure student achievement in learning our state content standards. These standards outline what educators believe students should know and be able to do in certain subjects and grade levels to be career and/or college-ready upon high school graduation. In Michigan, like in other states, a sampling of schools also participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in grades 4, 8, and 12. Michigan summative assessments are required under the Michigan State School Aid Act and/or the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Michigan State Assessment Information
- Summative Assessment Flexibilities, Spring 2021
- Summative Assessments Frequently Asked Questions, Spring 2021
- Michigan's Education Assessment System: What It Is, What It Means, And What It Offers Flyer
- Safe Testing Planning Template
- Michigan Receives Federal Waiver to School Accountability Requirements for 2020-2021
The federal requirements for school accountability in Michigan have been waived for the 2020-21 school year due to the disruption of instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Michigan Denied Request to Waive Federal Requirement to Administer State Summative Assessments in Spring 2021
The federal requirement to administer state summative asssessments in Michigan for Spring 2021 have not been waived despite the disruption of instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Spring 2021 COVID-19 Communications for Assessments
- Complaint or Allegation of Misadministration
Use this link to report suspected violation(s) of assessment integrity or ethical conduct.
- Assessment Committee Participation Application
- Assessment Reimbursement Grant Section 104d
- Michigan Kindergarten Entry Observation (MKEO) Guide for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
- Arts Assessments (MAEIA)