CSSS Member Directory

Michigan Department of Education Michigan Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Ruth Anne Hodges
Curriculum Manager
Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48933


Megan Schrauben
Integrated Education Consultant
608 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909


Tamara (TJ) Smolek
Science Ed. Research Consultant
Office of Standards & Assess.
Michigan Dept of Ed
608 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48909



Organizational Structure:
Local Control; Competency-based high school credit

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 1.5 million
  • Number of School Districts or Administrative Units K-12: 548 traditional school districts + 296 Public School Academies (Charter Schools)

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Michigan Curriculum Framework Science Benchmarks Michigan Academic Standards

  • How Organized: Grade Level Content Expectations: K-7; High School Content Expectations (organized by discipline): 8-12
  • Last Updated: January, 2009

State Science Assessment Information

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) Michigan Student Test of Assessment Program (M-Step)

  • Given at what grades: 4,7, 11
  • Time of year: Spring
  • Other Details: Online