state tests

6:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Analysis Finds Southwest Michigan Students Strongest in English, Weakest in Science

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About 20% hit benchmarks in all four subjects, compared to 18% statewide
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A majority of Kalamazoo-area students in the Class of 2015 are academically prepared for college-level English courses, but more than two-thirds are not yet ready for college math or science, according to analysis of the ACT college-entrance exam scores released Monday.
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.