Test scores

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)


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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education


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5Essentials Survey

5Essentials is a survey measuring what students and teachers think and feel about the school. Research shows that schools strong on 3 or more of the 5 essentials are ten times more likely to improve student learning than schools weak on the 5 essentials.

  Score out of 5
Overall improvement score 5

5 Categories

  Score out of 100
Effective Leaders 66
Collaborative Teachers 68
Involved Families 88
Supportive Environment 69
Ambitious Instruction 59

Ambitious Instruction

Sub-category Score out of 100
Course Clarity 47
English Instruction 57
Math Instruction 44
Quality of Student Discussion 89

Effective leaders

Sub-category Score out of 100
Teacher Influence 61
Principal Instructional Leadership 59
Program Coherence 70
Teacher-Principal Trust 73

Collaborative Teachers

Sub-category Score out of 100
Collective Responsibility 72
Quality Professional Development 42
School Commitment 89
Teacher-Teacher Trust 70

Supportive Environment

Sub-category Score out of 100
Peer Support for Academic Work 80
Academic Personalism 29
Academic Press 69
Safety 93
Student-Teacher Trust 66

Involved Families

Sub-category Score out of 100
Human and Social Resources in the Community 98
Outreach to Parents 66
Teacher-Parent Trust 99

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 620
Teachers 46