2013 Test dates:
October 8th - Reading
October 9th - Reading
October 10th - 7th Grade Writing
October 15th - Math
October 16th - Science (8th) and Writing (7th)
The MEAP tests were developed to measure what Michigan educators believe all students should know and be able to achieve in five content areas: mathematics, reading, science, social studies, and writing. The test is administered to students in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, and 11. The test results paint a picture of how well Michigan students and Michigan schools are doing when compared standards established by the State Board of education. The MEAP test is the only common measure given statewide to all students. It serves as a measure of accountability for Michigan schools.
Results of MEAP tests can be used by schools for school improvement purposes. The results indicate overall strengths and weaknesses of a school district's curriculum, and can be used to modify instructional practice. Results have been used for the Michigan Accreditation Program, and will continue to be used as one piece of this program as it evolves into an accountability model.
Properly used, the MEAP tests can:
- Measure academic achievement as compared to expectations, and whether it is improving over time;
- Determine whether improvement programs and policies are having the desired effect;
- Target academic help where it's needed.
The MEAP website contains general testing information, individual school test results, newsletters, and prototypes of the current MEAP tests.