Students tested on the Michigan Education Assessment Program showed modest gains in math and reading proficiency, despite more rigorous test standards that took effect this school year, according to results released Wednesday.
Overall, the new scoring standards reveal a dramatic drop in scores from the old standards, in some cases from 80 and 90 percent proficient to 40 and 50 percent, a trend that reflects the state’s adoption of new “cut scores” in an attempt to gauge whether students are on a path to be career- and college-ready.
On the 2011 test, administered in the fall in grades three through eight, reading scores averaged a 3 percent increase in student proficiency, while math proficiency rose an average 1 percent, state officials said.
To see how your school or district performed, use the interactive database below. All data reflects the new standards as applied to tests dating to 2008.