Using data to inform instruction is a focus at Pansophia Academy. We use multiple data points when making decisions regarding academic achievement. Teachers align their classroom assessments ensuring standards are covered as well as varying the level of questioning to engage students in higher order thinking. Along with subject area assessments, students at the academy are required to take standardized tests that are required by CMU and the State of Michigan. Results from the standardized tests are used to identify areas of improvement on the student level as well as the school level.

Central Michigan University required testing:

NWEA: https://www.nwea.org/

Who: K-8

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level. You’ll have assessment data—and essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn—within 24 hours.

State of Michigan required testing:


ELA: Grades 3-11

Math: Grades 3-11

Science: Grades 5, 8 and 11

Social Studies: Grades 5, 8 and 11

During the 2014-15 school year, Michigan rolled out a new assessment program called Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP. The M-STEP is a 21st Century test given primarily online each spring and is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college.

M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.

M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video

This video provides an easy to understand summary of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) assessment and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP and Michigan Merit Exam Parent Reports.

SAT/PSAT (College Entrance Assessment)

The tests in the redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — make it easier to help students navigate a path from high school through college and career.

Who: SAT- Grade 11, PSAT- Grades 8, 9 and 10

Pansophia Academy assessment tools


Built for the Common Core, i-Ready combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product that saves teachers time at a fraction of the cost of similar products. A single K–12 adaptive Diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and ongoing progress monitoring shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.

Who: Grades K-8


Newsela builds reading comprehension through leveled articles, real-time assessments and actionable insights.

Who: Grades 6-12

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Who: Grades 6-12