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Local student MEAP scores detailed

February 15, 2013
The Daily News

By NIKKI YOUNK

Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN - According to the recently-released fall 2012 MEAP test results, Michigan students, on average, have improved their reading and math scores over the past year.

Local school districts appear to be keeping up with the increasing statewide averages in reading, but many are falling short in math.

MEAP reading and math tests are administered each year to students in grades three through eight.

Statewide averages for reading are as follows:

- 67 percent of third-graders were proficient.

- 68 percent of fourth-graders were proficient.

- 70 percent of fifth-graders were proficient.

- 68 percent of sixth-graders were proficient.

- 62 percent of seventh-graders were proficient.

- 66 percent of eighth-graders were proficient.

Iron Mountain Public Schools was the only local district to exceed the averages in reading in all grade levels.

Breitung Township Schools exceeded the averages in all grades except fourth, in which 63 percent of students were proficient.

Norway-Vulcan Schools and West Iron County Schools exceeded the averages in all grades except fifth and eighth. Sixty-eight percent of Norway fifth-graders were proficient and 58 percent of Norway eighth-graders were proficient. Sixty-six percent of West Iron fifth-graders were proficient and 64 percent of West Iron eighth-graders were proficient.

Forest Park Schools exceeded the averages in all grades except fourth, in which 54 percent of students were proficient, and seventh, in which 54 percent of students were proficient.

North Dickinson Schools exceeded the averages in third, fifth, and sixth grades. Forty-two percent of fourth-graders were proficient, 50 percent of seventh-graders were proficient, and 35 percent of eighth-graders were proficient.

Statewide averages for math are as follows:

- 41 percent of third-graders were proficient.

- 45 percent of fourth-graders were proficient.

- 46 percent of fifth-graders were proficient.

- 40 percent of sixth-graders were proficient.

- 38 percent of seventh-graders were proficient.

- 33 percent of eighth-graders were proficient.

Breitung Township exceeded the averages in math in all grades except third, in which 35 percent of students were proficient, and sixth, in which 32 percent of students were proficient.

Iron Mountain exceeded the averages in third, fourth, and fifth grades. Nineteen percent of sixth-graders were proficient, 19 percent of seventh-graders were proficient, and 26 percent of eighth-graders were proficient.

Forest Park exceeded the averages in third and sixth grades. Thirty-eight percent of fourth-graders were proficient, 38 percent of fifth-graders were proficient, 34 percent of seventh-graders were proficient, and 23 percent of eighth-graders were proficient.

West Iron exceeded the average in eighth grade. Thirty-three percent of third-graders were proficient, 44 percent of fourth-graders were proficient, 23 percent of fifth-graders were proficient, 34 percent of sixth-graders were proficient, and 30 percent of seventh-graders were proficient.

Norway exceeded the average in eighth grade. Thirty-four percent of third-graders were proficient, 33 percent of fourth-graders were proficient, 30 percent of fifth-graders were proficient, 19 percent of sixth-graders were proficient, and 24 percent of seventh-graders were proficient.

North Dickinson exceeded the average in seventh grade. Ten percent of third-graders were proficient, eight percent of fourth-graders were proficient, 26 percent of fifth-graders were proficient, 39 percent of sixth-graders were proficient, and nine percent of eighth-graders were proficient.

It should be noted that the proficiency levels listed for each school do not reflect any improvements that the schools realized over last year's test scores.

For example, although only 10 percent of North Dickinson third-graders were proficient in math, it was an improvement over last year, in which eight percent of third-graders were proficient in math.

All schools saw both increases and decreases between this year's scores and last year's scores.

Visit www.mischooldata.org for more information.

Nikki Younk's e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

 
 

 

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