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Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) - Students proficient or advanced in eighth-grade math in Michigan

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) - Students proficient or advanced in eighth-grade math

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

Proficiency in math by the end of middle school prepares students for high school math courses, increasing chances of graduation and development of basic math skills for adulthood.
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Definition and Source



The number of eighth-grade students scoring proficient or above on the PSAT 8/9 in mathematics. Test scores are from the spring of the year listed.

Districts that cross county boundaries are included in the county indicated by the CEPI district code. 

Data Source

Michigan Department of Education, Center for Educational Performance Information (CEPI).


2021 PSAT: Use estimations with caution and do not compare to prior years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer students underwent testing compared to prior years, and many school districts had additional data suppressed. Students did not take the PSAT in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More detailed data for districts can be found at

The PSAT 8/9 replaced the M-STEP ELA and Mathematics assessment in grade 8 and is included in Michigan's accountability system along with the grade 8 M-STEP science and social studies.

Due to disclosure avoidance rules, districts with fewer than ten test-takers, or where the number of students not meeting proficiency was suppressed, were excluded from analysis. County and city totals are estimations that may exclude some districts, and careful consideration should be taken when comparing data across years.

NA: Not Available; S: Data Suppressed

Last Updated

September 2023