SAT State School Officials Say M-STEP Scores Are A Success By Cheyna Roth • Sep 1, 2016 State of Michigan / michigan.gov Test scores are improving for Michigan students. That’s the Michigan Department of Education’s message on the results of a statewide test. Listen Listening... / 0:40 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on this year's results of the M-STEP test. Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT? By Patrik Holubik • Jul 29, 2015 NPR reports that a major a top private school has announced it will no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT. The move comes after the school formed a task force to study the pros and cons of going "test-optional."