Michigan students have been taking the same standardized test for decades. It’s known as the MEAP.
But this year the MEAP test will be completely re-done and students will take it in the spring instead of the fall. After next year, it’s not clear what test students will take.
The state was all set to switch over from the MEAP to a test called “Smarter Balanced.” But state lawmakers balked at the idea, because the test aligned to the controversial common core standards.
Lawmakers wanted the state to stick with the MEAP.