Source: Sherman Publications

New MEAP scoring means new baseline

February 22, 2012

Clarkston MEAP scores are down this year, but that's because the state moved the goal posts.

"The drops in scores this year are totally a reflection of the state’s changes in cut scores," said Dr. Rod Rock, Clarkston Community Schools superintendent. "This year will simply serve as a baseline year from which we can compare future years."

“These are the results we expected after the adjustment of the cut scores," said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan. “The new cut scores show that we aren’t where we thought we were before, but this is the picture of where we are now. The focus needs to be taking this to the next level.”

The state adopted the new cut scores to more accurately predict collect success in their freshmen year of college.

Due to the changes in cut scores, all schools across the state will see a drop in scores, Rock said.

"CCS students have always performed at a high level on standardized tests," Rock said. "Our district continues to provide an excellent education for every student we serve and we work to constantly to improve.

The Michigan Education Assessment Program was administered last fall to grades 3-9. Students in grade 11 took the MME, which included the ACT assessment.

Clarkston schools

Fall 2011 MEAP, MME

Grade 3 Math Reading

Advanced 3.6% 16.2%

Proficient 46.9% 59.6%

Partially Proficient 28.9% 19.8%

Not Proficient 20.5% 4.4%

Met or Exceeded 50.6% 75.8%

Grade 4 Math Reading Writing

Advanced 8.4% 14.4% 13.1%

Proficient 49.3% 66.9% 50.5%

Partially Proficient 18.4% 14.2% 35.5%

Not Proficient 23.8% 4.5% 1%

Met or Exceeded 57.8% 81.3% 63.5%

Grade 5 Math Reading Science

Advanced 4.8% 21.3% 8.3%

Proficient 42.7% 64% 13.7%

Partially Proficient 24.8% 11% 42.8%

Not Proficient 27.7% 3.7% 35.3%

Met or Exceeded 47.5% 85.3% 22%

Grade 6 Math Reading Soc S

Advanced 8.6% 34.3% 4%

Proficient 44.6% 48.4% 33.8%

Partially Proficient 23.7% 10.8% 57%

Not Proficient 23.1% 6.5% 5.2%

Met or Exceeded 53.2% 82.7% 37.8%

Grade 7 Math Reading Writing

Advanced 9.7% 26.8% 19%

Proficient 35.6% 50% 43%

Partially Proficient 26.7% 16.1% 35.7%

Not Proficient 28% 7% 2.2%

Met or Exceeded 45.3% 76.8% 62.1%

Grade 8 Math Reading Science

Advanced 13% 19.8% 6.7%

Proficient 40.2% 54.9% 16.6%

Partially Proficient 27.1% 20.2% 35.5%

Not Proficient 19.6% 5.1% 41.2%

Met or Exceeded 53.2% 74.8% 23.3%

Grade 9 Social Studies

Advanced 6.5%

Proficient 37.2%

Partially Proficient 41.7%

Not Proficient 14.5%

Met or Exceeded 43.8%