achievement gap

6:18 am
Mon December 1, 2014

High Tech Tools Used in Battle Creek and Albion to Address Achievement Gap

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Michigan Department of Education has cited gap between high and low achieving students in both districts
One area school's high-tech teaching tools could change some students' lives as an online curriculum program is used increasingly at Battle Creek and Albion. The goal is to raise achievement levels among challenged students more quickly than before, and to close the persistent "achievement gap" nagging school districts locally and across Michigan.
6:17 am
Wed February 27, 2013

State tests show achievement gaps are widening

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The 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests show the achievement gap in the state is widening. The average achievement gap is up two points from last year. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports some of the largest gaps were in schools with high proficiency overall.
Area schools saw slight improvements in math and reading on this year's state tests for elementary and middle-school students, but the story wasn't the same for every child. The fall 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests showed schools still struggle to help minority and low-income students perform as well as other kids.