TESTING

NewsRoom
3:35 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

New MEAP Cut Scores Paint Unattractive Picture of College Readiness

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Twenty-nine percent of eighth graders in Michigan are proficient in math. That’s according to new test results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program – or MEAP.

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NewsRoom
3:28 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

LSD official confident students will meet higher test standards

Michigan educators are raising the bar on the state’s public school students. In the past, students could answer fewer than half the questions correctly on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program, or MEAP, and still earn a ‘proficient’ rating.  Those scores arrive next March.  And this time, students will need to get an average of about two-thirds right.  Ericka Harris is the Lansing School District’s interim chief academic officer. She tells WKAR’s Mark Bashore that she doesn’t think the higher standards will result in significantly more Lansing students rated “not proficient.”

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