Data & Assessment
Educational Planning and Assessment System® (EPAS®)
What is EPAS®?
EPAS is a series of assessments created by ACT® for 8th 12th graders based on the College Readiness Standards. The three tests administered within local districts are the Explore®, Plan® and ACT®. Each test is solely aligned to the College Readiness Standards, however, the standards overlap with our Michigan High School Content Expectations. The purpose of EPAS® is to know what levels students are performing at in Math, Reading, Writing and Science, in addition to predict if students have the skills to be successful or prepared to take college level courses. The EPAS® system provides a longitudinal, systematic approach to gathering and using data. The system focuses on the integrated, higher-order thinking skills students develop in grades K-12 that are important for success both during and after high school.
Explore: Fall/Spring 8th or Fall 9th grade
Plan: Fall or Spring of 10th grade
ACT: Spring of 11th grade (as a part of the MME)
EPAS MATERIALS:EPAS PROCESS:
ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:
To Find out more about online Compass testing, please see the ACT website