• Spring Testing 2021

    ACT/SAT Presentations:


    11th Grade Michigan Merit Exam (MME)                                       

    What is the Michigan Merit Exam?

    The Michigan Merit Exam (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards. The MME is administered each spring, and consists of three (3) components:

    1. College Board SAT® with Essay Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and MathKnow what to expect.  Find out what kinds of questions appear on the SAT and what they measure. You can also watch videos for an overview of each test. Where do you want to start?
    1.  ACT® WorkKeys® job skills assessment Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents
    2.  M-STEP Science and Social Studies and Xello Career Development 

    PDF overview: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/What_Parents_Should_Know_618061_7.pdf



    Xello: All Michigan students, K-12 are mandated to do a Career Awareness activity each year. Juniors will utilize Xello Career awareness software on April 15 to fulfill this state requirement.  Xello provides a portable credential for all graduating students that is buildable and completely personal to each student.

    Xello Career Development (state mandate)

             Xello Career Inventory/assessment: 30 minutes

    For a PDF overview of the Xello Assessment: https://xello.mcoutput.com/117047/Introducing%20Xello%20to%20Parents%20-%20English.pdf

    Overview of Xello YouTube link: https://youtu.be/nCkoUMCXNjI    (1-minute 38-seconds)



       DATE                          DEADLINE                  LATE DEADLINE         ONLINE SCORES AVAILABLE

    Apr 10, 2021

    Mar 5, 2021

    Mar 19, 2021

    Apr 20; May 4, 2021

    June 12, 2021

    May 7, 2021

    May 21, 2021

    June 22; July 6, 2021

    July 17, 2021

    June 11, 2021

    June 25, 2021

    July 27; Aug 10, 2021


       DATE                             DEADLINE                     LATE DEADLINE                 ONLINE SCORES AVAILABLE

    May 8, 2021

    April 8, 2021

    April 27, 2021

    May 21, 2021

    June 5, 2021

    May 6, 2021

    May 26, 2021

    July 14, 2021


    Fast Facts on the PSAT 9 (actually called PSAT 8/9) 

    The PSAT 8/9 tests your child’s reading, writing, and math skills.

    • The questions on the PSAT 8/9 are grade-appropriate for eighth and ninth graders.
    • PSAT 8/9 scores aren’t sent to colleges.
    • Virtual students can request to take the PSAT 8/9 at Groves on April 13 
    • If your child needs testing accommodations, they don’t need official approval by the College Board. Learn more about PSAT 8/9 testing accommodations.
    • The PSAT 8/9 doesn’t qualify students for the National Merit® Scholarship Program.

    Why take the PSAT 8/9?

    The PSAT 8/9 gives you, your child, and their teachers valuable information about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses while there’s still plenty of time for them to improve their skills.

    Maybe your child excels in math but struggles with reading. Maybe they’re great at grammar but frustrated with fractions. Once your child takes the PSAT 8/9, their score report will pinpoint exactly what they need to work on to graduate from high school and be ready for college.

    The PSAT 8/9 score report also includes a section called AP Potential, which lets your child know which Advanced Placement® (AP) courses they might be ready to take.

    Read More About It

    Preparing for the PSAT 9 & 10: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice


    All Students

    Create a College Board account: 


    Creating a College Board Account (5-minute video overview)


    College Board Customer Service:

    1 (866) 630-9305


    Groves Counseling Website:  https://grovescounseling.weebly.com/