Birmingham MEAP Results To Be Released Today
Check back with Birmingham Patch at 10 a.m. Monday for a look at how students fared on their Fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program exams.
Michigan students' MEAP results will be released Monday morning for students in Birmingham and in all public schools across the state.
The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m.
The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades 3 through 9:
- Reading and math are tested in grades 3 through 8;
- Writing is tested in grades 4 and 7
- Science is tested in grades 5 and 8;
- Social studies is tested in grades 6 and 9.
The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data on Monday.
The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Just the Facts: New Test to Replace MEAP.)
Last year was the first year Birmingham students had the chance to the take the MEAP using a new set of cut scores — scores that define the define the cut-off point for the various levels of proficiency on MEAP test: advanced, proficient, partially proficient and not proficient.
Compared to 2010's MEAP scores — adjusted for the new cut scores — 2011 was a year of small changes, with the percentage of students scoring as proficient growing in some subjects while taking a small hit in others. Still, Birmingham students continued to outperform statewide averages.
For a look at how your child's school fared on the 2011 MEAP scores, visit 2011 MEAP Scores: A School-by-School Breakdown.
Check back with Birmingham Patch after 10 a.m. today, when the scores are officially released.