Explanation of the Indicator
Beginning in spring 2015, the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) was adopted to more rigorously test Michigan students. This test is more closely aligned with Michigan's career and college-ready academic standards than the previous MEAP test.
In some cases, County-level data are not available from the same data source used by the State. In other cases, County-level data are not available for the same time frame used by the State. In these instances, data sources and time frames were selected that most closely match those of the State. Due to this difference, it must be noted that comparisons may not be completely equivalent in all cases. Ottawa County's and Michigan's data source is the Michigan Department of Education. When this page was last updated in June 2018, 2017 data was the most recent data available from this source.