More than half of Michigan students do not meet M-STEP standards

(WLNS) – Many students across the state and here in mid-Michigan did not fare well on the new standardized tests the state moved to in the spring.

More than half of students in Michigan failed to meet standards on the M-STEP test.

After more than 40 years of using the MEAP test to measure students’ knowledge, the M-STEP moved in.

The new test includes more Common Core material and is administered on computers, instead of pen and paper.

Data compiled by our media partners at MLive shows less than 6 percent of 4th graders in the Jackson Public School District were proficient in science. Less than 3 percent scored that mark in Lansing Public Schools.

In fact students across the board in Lansing had a tough time with science. Only 2.5 percent of high school seniors were proficient in science.

Despite that, Lansing School District Board of Education president Peter Spadafore says there has been progress.

He says in a statement, “the new tests were designed to reset the bar for academic measurements, and I am proud of Lansing students, teachers, and administrators for the improvements we made together in many key areas.”

“We performed well overall, and deserve to celebrate our success. But there is still a lot of work to do ahead.”

MLive’s database has breakdowns for all subjects in all Michigan schools to see how your student’s school fared, click: M-STEP results.

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