The When's and Why's.
Each year students across the state participate in the state mandated Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) testing or the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). UCS students are no different.
These tests measure English Language Arts (reading and writing), mathematics and science and social studies – depending on the student’s grade level. The results provide a “snapshot” of achievement, allowing educators to identify both strengths and weaknesses and make adjustments to provide future success.
So how does this affect your student? Find your child’s grade level for quick answers:
- Third: MEAP testing in reading and mathematics. Students are tested in mid to late October.
- Fourth and seventh : MEAP testing in reading, writing and mathematics. Students are tested in mid to late October.
- Fifth and eighth : MEAP testing in reading, mathematics, and science. Students are tested in October.
- Sixth : Mathematics and social studies. Students are tested in mid to late October.
- Ninth : Social studies. Students are tested in mid to late October.
- Eleventh : MME tests are administered to students in eleventh grade. This test also provides a college reportable score via the ACT component of the exam. This tests are administered in March.
UCS students regularly score above both state and county averages. The district averages 80 percent proficiency in the MEAP testing and many of our individual school classrooms have already reached 100 percent proficiency in many of the testing areas. We believe that this success is due to our strong relationship with students, staff and parents.
As they become available, we post results on the website, so be sure to visit this page again! In the meantime, feel free to review last year’s results by choosing the school of interest on the right.