Parents & Students


Assessment at Glen Lake School

AIMSweb – grades K - 2
AIMSweb is a benchmark and progress monitoring system based on frequent student assessment.  Glen Lake students are assessed 3 times during the school year.

Michigan Literacy progress Profile (MLPP) – grades K - 6
MLPP is a literary assessment initiative provided by the state of Michigan.  The tool assesses students’ literary skills as compared to the state standards and expectations.

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) – grades 2 - 6
Students are tested on achievement in the fall and spring through NWEA.

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) -  grades 3 - 8, 11
The M-STEP is a test given primarily online each spring and is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards.

Mi-PHY – 7th, 9th, and 11th grade biannually
The MiPHY is a test designed to help improve the management of Michigan’s Safe and Drug Free Schools Program in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

MI-Access – 7th and 8th grades
Mi-Access is Michigan’s alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards. 

PSAT 8/9 – 8th and 9th grades
PSAT is a curriculum based assessment program developed by CollegeBoard to help eighth and ninth graders develop a high school course plan that prepares them to take the SAT their junior year.  It is normed for their respective age group.

PSAT – grade 10
The PSAT test is a test that is written and normed by the makers of the CollegeBoard. All sophomores take this test in the fall and again in the spring of their sophomore year in preparation for the SAT. Students are not charged for this test.

PSAT/NMSQT – The PSAT/NMSQT is given to sophomores and juniors in mid-October each year. GLCS covers the fee for this assessment. The test is created by the Collegeboard, the creators of the SAT test and is a pre-SAT. A  junior taking this test is entered into a competition through NMSQT to become a National Merit Scholarship candidate.

SAT- grade 11

The SAT test is created by the CollegBoard and is given in the spring of the junior year. There is no charge for the SAT and students can select up to 4 colleges and universities to send their scores to free of charge. More information can be found at 

AP Testing – grades 11 and 12
Students taking AP classes can opt to pay to take the AP tests in May. In February students are given registration forms and place their orders for AP tests.