ASSESSMENTS: What Parents Need to Know


The Redford Union Schools assess students in many ways. Some assessment takes place on a daily basis, and is helping the teacher with an instruction path. Other tests are given as chapter tests, mid-terms or semester finals. RU also gives an interim assessment, the NWEA, three times per year. Click here for NWEA information. 

Each spring, students in grades 3-11 in Michigan take a state summative assessment. For 2020, students will be tested in the following:

  • Grades 3-7 will take the MSTEP ELA (Reading & Writing) and MATH
  • Grades 5, 8 and 11 will take the Science and Social Studies MSTEP
  • Grades 8, 9, and 10 will take the PSAT ELA and MATH
  • Grade 11 will take the SAT ELA and MATH, and the ACT WorkKeys

Click here for "What Parents Should Know About Assessment", from the Michigan Department of Education

M-Step Parent Reports will be sent home in September. Visit this website for a video about M-Step and the Parent Score Report:


Guide to Reading the Reports in Grades 3-8

Guide to Reading the Reports in Grade 11

WIDA: The English Learners' Assessment

Each winter, students who qualify as speaking a language other than English as a first language will take the WIDA assessment. Please click here for more information on this important assessment.