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Students Not Tested

The Students Not Tested spreadsheet provides summary information on students who were expected to participate in a State standardized assessment, but who did not. This information is broken out by reason, as described in the column definitions within the spreadsheet. For purposes of Michigan School Accountability Scorecard calculations and federal reporting, records are kept for students who did not test. These records also document the reason why the students did not test. Students who were unable to test for certain medical reasons are not counted against participation targets when Scorecards are calculated. Students who are recent immigrants and take the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) may be excused from other reading tests.

Grades three through eight represent students not tested on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) exam (for M-STEP, reading and math are given every year, and science is given in grades four and seven). Grade 11-12 represents students not tested on the Michigan Merit (MME) exam (reading, math and science are all are given as part of MME). All students are required to test in 11th grade. Grade 12 tests are occasionally given for students who were unable to do so (for example, students who skipped grade 11), so counts for grade 11 and grade 12 are reported in combined rows. The report only includes entities and grades that reported students that did not test. Therefore, the entities left out of this report are determined to have had all of their students tested.

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