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Course SummaryWork at your own pace to prepare for the Michigan Merit Science Exam using our engaging practice course. The professionally-designed text and video lessons in these chapters outline all the information you'll need to know in order to get your best possible score on test day.
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About This Course
The earth and space sciences, biology, physics, and chemistry are all topics featured in our extensive tour of the information covered in the science portion of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). Use the lessons to review or learn the science information required to best prepare for test day. The extensive menu of chapters includes many lessons with topics such as:
- The scientific method and research
- The four spheres of earth
- Types of energy
- Biochemical and rock cycles
- The structure and features of the earth
- The water cycle, groundwater and erosion
- Climate and weather
- Space sciences
- Cells and molecules
- Genetics and evolution
- Force, charges, energy and motion
- Sound and light waves
- Electric charge and circuits
- Nuclear reactions
- Atomic structure
- Chemical reactions, changes and bonds
- Acids, bases, and the pH scale
- Organic molecules chemistry
About the Exam
The Michigan Merit Exam (MME) is administered by the Michigan Department of Education to 11th graders in the state every spring. The test has three main components: the ACT Plus Writing exam, three WorkKeys job skills tests, and a Michigan-specific M-Step test which are designed to test the academic growth of students in Michigan against state standards; the science test is one of four M-Step test. The science test is an online, multiple-choice test that is completed in about 50 minutes.
Preparing & Registering for the Michigan Merit Exam - Science Test
Our informative and entertaining video lessons can be viewed and reviewed as many times as required. In addition, you can use the written transcript provided with each lesson to increase comprehension of the material, and the interactive timeline feature makes it possible to skip to the specific portions of the videos you need. Along the way you can also take practice quizzes and exams to help ensure retention. The MME is given by local public schools in Michigan. There is no individual registration process; schools administer the MME tests do so according to an established schedule.
Scoring the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)
The MME is scored on a scale from 950 to 1250. Four levels of proficiency are assigned to the score based on the range it falls into. These ranges differ based on which of the five subject areas has been scored. The ranges that are relevant to the science portion of the test, as of 2014, are: Level 4 (not proficient), 950-1105; Level 3 (partially proficient), 1106-1125; Level 2 (proficient), 1156-1143; and Level 1 (advanced), 1144-1250.
M-Step Science Test
Time to complete: 50 minutes (estimate)
Exam topics covered: biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space sciences
What you'll study: The extensive list of lessons in this study course include many topics in the earth sciences like the interior structure of earth, plate tectonics, and hydrogeology. Space sciences are covered as well with lessons on the universe, the solar system, and the sun. Topics in biology include cellular respiration, DNA, and evolution. Force, sound and light waves, and nuclear reactions are just some of the topics included in our chapters on physics. Finally, our section on chemistry has lessons on atomic structure, chemical bonds, and carbon chemistry.
The Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and M-Step are administered by the Michigan Department of Education. Neither of these organizations are affiliated with Study.com.
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