Current Testing Information

The Michigan Department of Education has a new online resource designed to give families a better understanding of their child’s strengths and areas of improvement in mathematics and ELA. In addition to report card grades and class tests, you can use test score reports to better understand your child’s strengths and areas in need of improvement to start a meaningful conversation with your child’s teacher about how to better support learning at home.


Your child’s test score report is a helpful tool you can use to better understand whether your child is on track with the skills needed in math and English language arts. You can use the report to partner with your child’s teacher to make a plan for this school year. You will find information in parent-friendly language that will help you: • understand your child’s M-STEP score report • locate resources to support learning at home and school • prepare for an effective Parent Teacher Conference • see and practice with online M-STEP practice questions and tools • learn about the Read by Grade 3 law • understand what academic standards students are expected to master • learn about the accessibility tools and supports available to students during testing. Please visit the Starting Smarter website


PSAT/NMSQT will be given to all Juniors Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Skyline High School


Michigan Merit Exam-completion of all sections of this exam is an AAPS graduation requirement

      • SAT given to all 11th graders and select 12th graders April 14, 2020
      • ACT WorkKeys given to all 11th graders and select 12th graders April 15, 2020
      • MSTEP Science test given to all 11th graders and select 12th graders April 21, 2020
      • MSTEP Social Studies given to all 11th graders and select 12th graders April 22, 2020

PSAT 9 will be given to all 9th grade students at Skyline High School April 14, 2020

PSAT 10 will be given to all 10th grade students at Skyline High School April 15, 2020


MSTEP make up tests will be given April 23-24, 2020

SAT make up tests will be given April 28, 2020

PSAT 9 make up tests will be given April 28, 2020

ACT WorkKeys make up tests will be give April 29,2020

PSAT 10 make up tests will be given April 29, 2020


Testing for English Learners

WIDA Screener: This is a proficiency test given to new students who arrive out of the district who speak a language other than English at home according to their Home Language Survey. The assessment scores English proficiency in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing in order to determine whether the student should be offered English Learner services at the school or not. These tests are done within 10 days of the student starting school (or 30 days after the start of the school year).

WIDA Access: This is a proficiency test that every student who qualifies for English Learner services must take that scores the student based on their academic English proficiency in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. These tests take place between the first week of February and the last week of March every school year. The results are given to districts at the end of August.