Michigan Merit Exam
The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards. It is administered each spring, and consists of three components:
- College Board SAT
- WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and “locating information”
- Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP
The MME gives students a free opportunity to take the SAT. The SAT is the most widely used college admissions test and covers reading, mathematics, writing and language. A good SAT score can also help students attain scholarships. The WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This WorkKeys measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs. Many businesses ask for WorkKeys results. The final part of the MME is the Michigan developed components, known as the M-STEP. At the high school level, student in 11th grade are given science and social studies M-STEP exams.
Zeeland East and West High Schools currently offer the following Advanced Placement Courses:
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP World History, AP US Government, and AP US History.
SAT / ACT
College entrance exams are an important part of the college application process for some institutions. There are two tests that are widely accepted at most colleges and universities in the United States: the SAT and the ACT. It is not necessary to take both. All Zeeland students will take the SAT in April of their junior year. This administration of the SAT will be a school day event, and given as one part of the three part Michigan Merit Exam. Zeeland High Schools will register students for this exam and it is free of charge. In order to make sure students have maximized their scores, some students elect to either retake the test they have already taken and/or to take the other test to see if they can achieve a higher score. Below is information on how to sign up for more testing.
Test Dates/Registration Deadlines:
- October 1/September 2
- November 5/October 7
- December 3/November 3
- March 11/February 24
- May 6/April 21
- June 3/May 19
Closest Test Locations: Holland Christian, Hamilton, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian, Davenport University (Holland and GR), Grand Haven
Cost: No Writing: $63; With Writing: $88
Test Dates/Registration Deadlines
- September 10/August 5
- October 22/September 16
- December 10/November 4
- February 11/January 6
- April 15/March 10
- June 10/May 5
- July 15/June 16
Closest Test Locations: East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids Christian, Grandville Calvin Christian, Holland Christian, Saugatuck
There are free resources available to prepare for these exams.
- Michigan Electronic Library - free preparation for the SAT, ACT and PSAT
- Khan Academy - free preparation for the SAT.