Tuesday, February 18, 2020
|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.
The English Language Arts proficiency of Allegan County students has remained steady over the past four years at 54 to 55% based on standardized statewide testing. This is about 10% higher than the statewide average which is showing a negative trend falling below 45% last year.
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.