A Brief History of the P/SAT in Michigan
In Spring of 2015, the Michigan Department of Education awarded a bid to College Board for high school assessments. During the following Spring, the redesigned SAT was administered to all 11th grade students in Michigan as the accountability assessment (part of the Michigan Merit Exam). Additionally, Michigan 9th and 10th grade students took the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT 10, respectively, in the Spring of 2017. In Spring of 2019, eighth grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 as well as the M-Step Science and Social Studies tests as part of Michigan’s accountability testing.
The SAT Suite of Assessments were redesigned in order to focus on the skills and knowledge that will help today’s students solve problems, communicate clearly, and understand complex relationships. To that end, the tests are designed to:
- Measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research.
- Have a stronger connection to classroom learning.
- Inspire productive practice.
The resources shared here focus on the Reading, Writing and Language, and Essay portions of the SAT.