achievement gap

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.