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Resources for Parents and Students

Below are some remote learning resources to help students review while they are away from school:

Online Practice for M-STEP ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies

Paper/Pencil Sample Item Sets

Khan Academy Practice Exercises Correlated to RIT

PSAT Daily Practice

Sample Questions for PSAT and SAT

SAT Daily Practice 

Sample Questions for PSAT and SAT

SAT Free Practice and Personalized Study

Collection of 30-60 second videos for parents, caregivers, and library staff designed to model songs, rhymes, and finger-plays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs. 

Assessment News

The 2019-20 school year is off to a wonderful start!!

Select the Assessments tab for the latest information on the upcoming spring State Assessments.

Select the Parent Resources tab for a variety of assessment practice resources to use with your student at home.


The first round of NWEA fall testing was completed on September 30, 2019. The second round of NWEA winter testing will begin on Monday, January 6 and end on Friday, January 31. The results from NWEA testing provide teachers with information to help determine each student’s academic growth over time. Teachers can use the scores to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.


Registration for 2019-20 Test-Outs for grades 9-11 is now closed. Students that believe they have mastered a course can request to Test-out from their counselor. Registration for 2020-21 school year will be September 2021 with specific registration dates to follow. Students registered for the 2019-20 World Language Test-Out session in December will receive reminder emails the day prior to testing. Middle School students requesting to Test-Out can register with their counselor April 13 – April 22, 2020 for the middle school Test-Out session that will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at the Administrative Service Center (Ten Eyck).


Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress

April 8 – May 10 for grades 5, 8, and 11

April 29 – May 31 for grades 3, 4, 6, and 7

The M-STEP is a 21st Century online test given for the first time in the Spring of 2015. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.

Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment Training

Thirty teachers, along with a few administrators, have been attending Formative Assessment Trainings this year with Ellen Vorenkamp.  The trainings have been held after school and on Saturdays.  The turnout has been great and many new skills have been learned.  Here is a link to a video that was shared during one of the trainings.  It emphasizes the differences between learning and performing. This understanding is critical to how we can help students approach a learning task and how we give feedback to them during the learning process. 

https://When performing gets in the way of improving | Eduardo Briceño

Hope everyone has a safe and restful break.

May your holiday season be filled with happiness, peace, and love


NWEA Winter testing window will open on Monday, January 7, 2019 and close Friday, February 1, 2019

Parent Resources

Parent Dashboard for School Transparency

Parent Resources/Parent Connect Login




Additional Resources for Parents

Middle School Parent Resources

Resources for Parents in Elementary School and Earlier

Story Blocks – Literacy Development

We hope you had an enjoyable summer!!

 Fall NWEA MAP Growth testing window opened Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and will close on Monday, October 1, 2018

NWEA MAP Growth tests are administered to students to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, math, language and science.

NWEA MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since NWEA  MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

Below are links to parent guides (in English, Arabic, and Spanish) to help you better understand  NWEA MAP Growth tests

Middle School Parent Resources

The Parent’s Guide to Middle School

Information on topics relevant to parents of middle schoolers, including adolescent brain development, online safety, encouraging positive body image, bullying and more.

Tips for Middle School Parents

10 Tips on how to stay involved in your middle school child’s education. school-parents

Scholastic Parent Guide: Starting Middle School

Articles for parents about the transition to middle school.

PBS Parents – Middle School Resources

Links to resources about middle school, including online articles, websites, and books.

Middle School Parent’s College Prep Guide

Information about planning for college in middle school.


Helpful Websites for Parents of Middle School Students

Links to websites for parents of middle schoolers, about topics including literacy and general education.

Tip Sheet for Middle School Parents

Brief outline with information about middle school students and tips on how to support their academic development at home.

Resources for Parents in Elementary School and Earlier

Elementary School (and Earlier)

Understanding your Young Child’s Stages of Development
Information on child development for parents of one to five year olds.

Story Blocks – Literacy Development

Collection of 30-60 second videos for parents, caregivers, and library staff designed to model songs, rhymes, and finger-plays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.

Reading Tip Sheets

Reading tip sheets, available in multiple languages, for parents of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.

Reading Rockets

Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.

NWEA Spring testing window opened Monday, May 14, 2018 and will close Friday, June 8, 2018