2021 Spring Academic Testing

For Spring 2021, the Grand Rapids Public Schools will continue to administer State tests and also maintain its commitment to the health and safety of our students, families and staff. Each school determines M-STEP and MI-Access testing session dates and times within these administration windows. All schools will follow COVID-related safety protocols including social distancing and masking during all testing sessions. 

Students Grades 3-8

Each spring, Michigan schools administer the M-STEP, PSAT8/9 and/or MI-Access (alternate assessment) to students in grades 3-8. View the details below to learn how your student will be testing.

  • GRPS Hybrid students will complete State testing during in-school attendance days.
  • GRPS Virtual students may participate in State testing at their parents’ discretion.
    • The M-STEP, PSAT8/9 and MI-Access assessments must be administered in-school.
      • Remote test administration is not an option.
    • If parents of Virtual students would like their child(ren) to participate in State testing, then the parents may initiate direct contact their child(ren)’s school to make arrangements for in-school testing.
    • Each school has a Testing Coordinator to schedule test administration sessions for Virtual students.

Grades 3-8 Testing Schedule:

Grades 3 through 8 Spring Testing Schedule Call 616-819-2150 for questions

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Students Grades 9-12

Each Spring, Michigan schools administer the PSAT8/9, PSAT10, SAT with Essay, WorkKeys, M-STEP and/or MI-Access (alternate assessment) to students in grades 9-12. 

Grade 11 students will participate in Spring 2021 State testing. Grade 12 students who did not participate in the Fall 2020 SAT administration are eligible to participate in Spring 2021 State testing. Grade 12 students who completed the SAT on October 26, 2020 are not eligible for Spring 2021 State testing.

  • GRPS Hybrid students in grade 11 will complete State testing during in-school attendance days. ***
  • GRPS Virtual students in grade 11 may participate in State testing at their parents’ discretion. ***
    • The SAT with Essay, WorkKeys, M-STEP and/or MI-Access assessments must be administered in-school.
      • Remote test administration is not an option.
    • If a Virtual family would like their child(ren) to participate in State testing, then the parents should directly contact their child(ren)’s school for details and in-school testing options.
    • Each school has a Testing Coordinator to schedule test administration sessions for Virtual students.

Grades 9-12 Testing Schedule:

Grades 9 through 12 Spring Testing Schedule Call 616-819-2150 for questions

* Grade 11 students from Cohorts A and B need to be in attendance on Tuesday, April 13th for the SAT with Essay.
** High schools will open on Wednesday, April 14 to allow grade 11 students (from Cohorts A and B) to complete WorkKeys.
*** Grade 12 students who did not take the SAT in Fall 2020 may participate in Spring 2021.

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