The standardized test, commonly referred to as MEAP, is given as a measure of the level of student learning. The scores are broken down in a variety of ways, including by individual schools as well as an overall figure to show the percent of students who are considered proficient.
The scores look much different than in the past after a change made by the Michigan Board of Education in September 2010 referred to as the cut scores, which are the passing scores that distinguish between whether a student is advanced, proficient, partially proficient or not proficient in certain subjects.
With the more rigorous cut scores, students need to get roughly 65 percent of the answers correct to “pass” the state test, instead of only 39 percent that was the previous benchmark.
The numbers on the table below reflect an adjustment to by the state to make the newest figures comparable. In the past, the district has generally had scores in the mid-90s. While the numbers are lower, the comparison between 2010 and 2011 is still comparable in that the scores are only a few percentage points apart one way or the other.
The cut scores are intended to reflect new college readiness and preparedness goals set by the state.
Grosse Pointe Public School District 2011 MEAP Profieciency Results:MEAP 2011 2010 Grade Math Reading Writing SS SCI Math Reading Writing SS SCI 3 61.9 76.9 61.3 79 4 72.4 84.9 71.5 66.8 78.1 69.9 5 66 86.2 24.6 61.7 81.3 23.1 6 57.3 79.4 49.3 63.1 81.3 52.7 7 65.1 82.5 74.1 59.1 77.5 70.8 8 46.7 76.9 29.9 43 76.9 29.9 9 52.7 59.6
SS=Social Studies, SCI=Science