Common Core

11:11 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Final MEAP scores show mixed results at best

In spring of 2015, Michigan will switch to an online testing system that will have more rigorous standards than the MEAP.
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Last Friday, the state released the results of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program, better known as the MEAP. The statewide tests were administered to Michigan students in grades 3-9 last fall for the final time, as the state will move to an online assessment, which is likely to be more aligned with the Common Core standards in the spring of 2015.

Sarah Lenhoff, the director of policy and research for the Education Trust – Midwest, breaks down some of the numbers and outlines how the new test will work. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:42 am
Mon December 2, 2013

GED test going digital, aligning with Common Core

The new general educational development, or GED, test will be updated in January with a focus on critical thinking skills
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Tens of millions of American adults have not graduated from high school.  Every year, thousands of these non-graduates take “general educational development” tests – the GED – to be considered proficient at the level of a graduate.  

Every 10 years the GED test is updated to meet with current educational standards.  Time is running out for individuals planning to earn their GED before the new test is put into place this January.  

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