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Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA)
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 participates 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).
OEAA Top Resources
Guide to State Assessments
Link to the 2022-23 Guide to State Assessments.
State Superintendent's Spring 2023 Letter to Parents and Guardians
Letter from State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice to parents on spring 2023 state assessments.
Resources and information on Michigan's school accountability systems, including the Parent Dashboard, School Index, and School Grades.
Upcoming Events from Assessment and Accountability
Join us for one of the upcoming events listed below!
- ASK OEAA Live Q&A Event – What to Expect on the 2024 Social Studies M-STEP
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 3:30 - 4:00 PM EST
Please join us for this Ask OEAA Live event where MDE staff will preview context-based item sets in development and field questions about the shift to the revised M-STEP Social Studies Standards for the 2024 M-STEP testing year. Don't miss this opportunity to get some of your most important questions about the revised M-STEP Social Studies Standards answered.
- Download the event to your calendar (.ics file), or
- Use this link to attend and participate in the “Ask OEAA Live” event: Join Ask OEAA Live Event What to Expect on the 2024 Social Studies M-STEP
Other Topics in OEAA
Assessment Committee Participation
Application to participate in assessment committee(s).
Safe Testing Planning Template
Template to help plan for the safe administration of state assessments.
Important dates related to the administration of state assessments.
Assessment Integrity and Security
Practices ensuring accurate and meaningful assessment results.
Local Benchmark Assessment System required under PA 48 Section 104a.
Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark
Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments for grades K-2 developed with Michigan educators.
Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment Project (MAEIA)
Tools for assessing student learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for all K-12 students.
View current and past editions of the Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability.