Despite a dip in scores across the board, Birmingham students continue to exceed statewide MEAP averages, according to the fall 2011 test results released today.
During the MEAP exam, taken during fall 2011, students in grades 3-9 were tested in math, reading, writing, social studies and/or science, depending on the grade level.
Top of mind concerning this year's MEAP results was the . These cut scores represented career- and college-ready achievement standards and define the cut-off point for the various levels of proficiency on MEAP test: advanced, proficient, partially proficient and not proficient.
At the intermediate level, sixth-graders were tested in math, reading and social studies, seventh-graders were tested in math, reading and writing and eighth-graders were tested in math, reading and science.
At , the percentage of students who scored at or above proficient in reading increased at all grade levels.
Berkshire 2011 MEAP results
Percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards. Adjusted 2010 percentages reflect what last year's percentages would have been under the new cut scores.
Grade 62011 2010 (adjusted) Math 61.4% 63.4% Reading 88.9% 85.3% Social Studies 36.7% 43.4%
Grade 72011 2010 (adjusted) Math 62.9% 63% Reading 81.7% 72.7% Writing 71% 67.1%
Grade 82011 2010 (adjusted) Math 62.6% 47.4% Reading 77.3% 75.7% Science 25.6% 24.1%
Source: Michigan Department of Education