The test is used to measure the effectiveness of local school districts in teaching to state educational standards in mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. The results are used to help determine school accreditation. Parents are encouraged to help their children prepare for the MEAP test by helping them study the test subjects.
Good preparation includes:
Get kids to bed on time the night before the MEAP
Eat a healthy breakfast
Pack a healthy snack for breaks during the school day
Do not get overly-stressed about the MEAP. The test is important to the school as measurement tool, but students are not penalized for their performance on the test.
For more information, please visit www.michigan.gov/mde or talk with your student’s teacher.