Michigan State ASSESSMENTs for ELA

The State of Michigan has adopted the SAT and designed the M-STEP to assess students mastery of Michigan K-12 Standard for English Language Arts.  

The Redesigned SAT  

To help students prepare for our redesigned assessments, the College Board has designed sample questions to illustrate the key changes being made to the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT™ 8/9.

About the Redesigned SAT 

What's New? SAT Blueprint   

Overview Presentation (Parents, students, educators)   

Scoring the Redesigned SAT   

Sample Tests 

Reading Sample Questions

Writing and Language Sample Questions

Essay Sample Questions    

The Full Essay Rubric  

SAT Resources

Khan Academy - Videos to support teaching students how to read literature, natural science, social science, and the humanities rhetorically.  

Write Well Module - This sample unit of study was designed to support teaching on demand writing techniques. It provides sample lesson ideas to support students understanding of rubrics, essay prompts, and vocabulary.  

SAT resources developed by The College Board and Wayne County RESA Assessment and Content Consultants  - This page includes an overview of the changes related to the newly redesigned SAT as well as content area presentations and instructional resources.

M-STEP Summative Assessment

The M-STEP will include our summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8.  

Sample Performance Tasks Grades 3-8 and 11  


ACT Essay View
Sign up to view your students' results. See their actual papers with comments from ACT.

ACT Holistic Scoring Rubric
A copy of the ACT holistic writing rubric.

ACT Information
Sample ACT test items.

ACT Readiness Standards English
A copy of the ACT Readiness Standards for English.

ACT Readiness Standards Reading
A copy of the ACT Readiness Standards for Reading.

PDF DocumentPreparing for the WorkKeys Assessment Document 
Students will be tested in 3 areas: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information.

WorkKeys Occupational Profiler
You will have to register. After registering, you can view the scores needed by specific occupation.

WorkKeys Practice Tests
There is a fee of $4.50 (per test) for the WorkKeys Practice test.


Debra Reeves
Consultant, ELA
(734) 334-1420
Dr. Rosalyn Shahid
Consultant, ELA
(734) 334-1355
Colleen Whalen
Consultant, ELA
(734) 334-1485