State-Mandated Assessments

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

Elementary and middle school M-STEP assessments are administered in the Spring of each school year in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, in English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies.

Michigan Merit Exam

In the 11th grade, high school students take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). The MME is the high school counterpart of the M-STEP at elementary and middle school levels. It is made up of the SAT, WorkKeys (Reading, Math, and Locating Information), and Michigan components.

District-Elected Assessments

Common Assessments

Grand Haven Area Public Schools assesses students’ reading and math abilities using
grade level common assessments in grades K-8. These assessments provide data on
whether students have mastered the state standards being taught in our classrooms.
Building principals and teachers use the data to determine if students need additional
assistance to learn the skills. If so, interventions and re-teaching are provided to the
students. These assessments also provide the district and buildings with data to inform staff on which students will be ready for the M-STEP test.