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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.

College Entrance Tests are an important part of the college application process. 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 be given 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, many 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. 


SAT Registration

Cost: No Essay: $52; With Essay: $68

Test Dates/Registration Deadlines:

  • September 26/August 26
  • October 3/September 4
  • November 7/October 7
  • December 5/November 5
  • March 13/February 12
  • May 8/April 27
  • June 5/May 6
  • June 6/May 8

Closest Test Locations:  Holland Christian, Hamilton, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian, Davenport University (Holland and GR), Grand Haven


ACT Registration

Cost: No Writing: $55; With Writing: $70

Test Dates/Registration Deadlines

  • September 12/August 14
  • September 13/August 14
  • September 19/August 14
  • October 10/September 17
  • October 17/September 17
  • October 24/September 17
  • October 25/September 17
  • December 12/November 6
  • February 6/January 8
  • April 17/March 12
  • June 12/May 7
  • July 17/June 18

Closest Test Location: Zeeland West


There are many resources for preparing for these exams.

  • Michigan Electronic Library - free preparation for the SAT, ACT and PSAT
  • Khan Academy - free preparation for the SAT.  
  • In addition, there are many resource books available at the public libraries and book stores.