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UPVA is committed to high academic standards and will require seat time waiver learners to validate their learning by following assessments as required in the Michigan Department of Education Pupil Accounting Manual (5-O-B: Seat Time Waiver):
  1. The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress(M-STEP) is a summative assessment and is administered to students in the following grades and subjects: English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8; science in grades 4, 7 and 11; and social studies in grades 5, 8 and 11.
  2. The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) is the general assessment for students in grade 11. The MME includes: A free SAT with Essay which will serve as both a college entrance exam and the M-STEP English language arts and mathematics assessments; M-STEP science and M-STEP social studies components; and, the ACT WorkKeys.
UPVA will provide a learner with the testing materials at a location and time TBD. UPVA learners and parents/guardians will be notified of the dates and locations of the appropriate testing. Learners and parents/guardians will be responsible to be in attendance for the appropriate exams.

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