Saturday, January 19, 2019
|AAESA 3rd English Language Arts Proficiency|
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In the 2014-15 school year the State of Michigan rolled out a new assessment program called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). The M-STEP English Language Arts proficiency test measures reading, comprehension and writing ability. This replaced the Michiganís Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test. The MEAP reading test measured students reading ability. These measures tell us how many third graders are proficient in reading, which is an early predictor of future academic success.
Allegan County with the latest testing data showing it at 54.6%. Through the first two years of the new assessment Allegan was benchmarking 5% higher that the state as a whole. This gap has increased to over 10% as the proficiency level of the state as a whole has fallen below 45%.
Data shown are from the Michigan Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability. The data reflect the student population in the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency comprised of the Allegan, Fennville, Glenn, Hopkins, Martin, Otsego, Plainwell and Wayland Schools.