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Michigan SAT and PSAT Implementation

SAT SUITE OF ASSESSMENTS
  PSAT/NMSQT PSAT 8/9 PSAT 10 SAT
Gr 8   Apr 14    
Gr 9   Apr 14, 15 or 16    
Gr 10     Apr 14, 15 or 16  
Gr 11 Oct 16     Apr 14
KEY District Required State Requied

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) uses the SAT and PSAT assessments in their required summative assessments each spring. These College Board tests are all timed, paper-and-pencil tests.

The SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 are on a common score scale. As such, a student’s score on the PSAT 8/9 is the same score they would have gotten on the PSAT 10 or SAT had they taken it on the same day.

The MDE requires that all juniors take the SAT with essay on April 14, 2020 as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). This test is used for the ELA and math MME components. Also, the MDE offers the PSAT 8/9 to freshmen and the PSAT 10 to sophomores across the state. These tests must be taken on April 14, 15 or 16, 2020. Schools choose which date works best.

Grade 8 Changes

  • This is the second year the MDE requires all 8th graders take the PSAT 8/9. This test will be administered on April 14, 2020. This PSAT replaces both the M-STEP math and ELA tests. 8th graders will continue to take the M-STEP online assessments for science and social studies.
  • This test is a paper-and-pencil test. Previously, the M-STEP math and ELA assessments were online.
  • PSAT 8/9 test scores will be available to parents and students much earlier than M-STEP scores will be. Students over the age of 13 can sign up for an online account; their scores will be available in mid-to-late May 2020. Paper reports will be sent to schools in June.