(WXYZ) - The Michigan Department of Education has released test results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Progam, commonly known as the MEAP.
Results show math and reading scores have improved for all grades from Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The Michigan Department of Education credits the rise in MEAP scores to what it calls “rigorous standards adopted over the past five years.”
“Our students need and deserve a high quality education and the best possible preparation more than ever in today’s knowledge-based economy and world,” Governor Rick Snyder said. “Establishing rigorous standards and being accountable in part through performance assessments are critical beginnings in realizing a first-rate education for every student that will help drive Michigan’s reinvention and economic transformation.”
The results also show growth in sciene and social studies.
Overall, a six-year analysis shows steady improvement and growth, according to Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan.
“We want to provide an authentic view of where students are academically,” said Flanagan. “We wanted to give schools the opportunity to fully implement the more rigorous content expectations, then properly adjust the achievement standards “cut scores” to reflect whether students are on-track to career- and college-readiness.
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