Michigan rules.

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  1. Sheiky Baby

    Sheiky Baby New Member

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    Racial gaps in
    Michigan exam
    results a concern



    Michigan educators have spent years trying
    to address the persistent gap in
    achievement between white and minority
    students, but Michigan Merit Exam results
    released Thursday provided troubling
    news: The gap keeps widening.

    The State Board of Education and the
    Michigan Department of Education recently
    set closing the achievement gap -- the
    difference in percentage of students
    passing the exam -- as a key goal for the
    2012-13 school year.

    • Database:Find 2012 Michigan Merit
    Exam results for your district or school


    The gaps, State Superintendent Mike
    Flanagan said in a statement, are
    "shameful."

    "We need to end this disparity in education,
    and we need to do this together as a
    state," Flanagan said.

    Overall, Thursday's release of MME results
    was mixed. Average ACT scores are up. So
    is the percentage of students considered
    college-ready. But students struggled
    against a higher standard for passing the
    exams, with only about a quarter of them
    passing in math and science.



    The achievement gap between white and
    black students widened in reading, math,
    science and writing on the MME, and
    narrowed in only social studies. The gap
    between white and Hispanic students
    widened in math and science, but
    narrowed in other subjects.

    The gap also widened for both groups in
    the percentage of students considered
    college-ready.

    Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
    leaders have worked for several years to
    address the achievement gap.

    "We are very concerned about (the gaps),"
    said Jeanne Farina, assistant
    superintendent for instructional services.
    District and building equity teams are
    looking at the gaps, she said, "and digging
    deep into the data to find out where did
    they start to fail and what we can do about
    it."

    The widening of the gaps means Michigan
    must maintain its rigorous high school

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  2. BleedingGums

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    it MUST be the test :coffee:
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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  6. banksy

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    WGAS and/or F
     
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    it must be racism!

    getting good grades is acting white! :jj:

    :facepalm:
     
  8. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Sorry, didn't read. Can you post the bumper sticker version?
     
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  10. stripes

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    every state thats rated low in education is actually fine in the white dept.
    the black students kill the avg.
    i did a study on it back in college in my stats class, got an A btw. loved stat class for some reason.
     
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    Doug Masters ok

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    Keep dumbing down the tests

    Problem solved :coffee: