Test results: Michigan kids worse in reading, better in math

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The most recent M-STEP test scores show Michigan students improving in most grades and categories, but the percentage of high school juniors considered ready for college is concerning.

Spring 2017 11th grade SAT scores showed improvement statewide when comparing scores from 2016, but also shows 65-percent of Michigan juniors did not meet the benchmark to be considered college ready.

News 6 broke down test numbers for four local school districts — starting with Okemos, 27-percent are not proficient in science, 9-percent aren’t proficient in social studies, and 28-percent are not considered college ready.

For East Lansing, almost 32-percent are not proficient in science, a tad more than 10-percent are not proficient in social studies, and 47-percent did not meet the benchmark to be considered college ready.

In Jackson, roughly 57-percent are not proficient in science, 24-percent are not proficient in social studies, and 78-percent are not considered college ready… more than 10-percentage points more than the statewide average.

For the Lansing school district, 65-percent aren’t proficient in science, 23-percent of Lansing juniors aren’t proficient in social studies, but an alarming 92-percent of Lansing high school juniors are not considered college ready.

When it comes to students from 3rd through 8th grade regarding English and Math the percentage of students from the Okemos and East Lansing school districts considered not proficient in these two areas of study, for all grades, are well below the state average.

In Jackson, more elementary students are considered not proficient when compared to the state average in English and in Math.

For the Lansing public school district, recent results show there are more students than the state average who are considered not proficient in both English and Math for all grades tested.

If you would like to learn more about M-STEP testing, the latest results, or specific scores to any Michigan school head to WWW.MISCHOOLDATA.ORG — and we have that link on our seen on 6 section on WLNS.COM.

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