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Early College Alliance

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 44 students

 
 

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Posted February 9, 2012

ECA is really two programs - a limited (algebra/geometry, english, soclial studies, science/biology) 10th grade high school program which is designed to prep students for college, and early college which is matriculating classes at EMU. Students enter in 10th grade (usually) from participating districts, but might join in 9th grade if they are academically gifted. Students are assessed using College placement tests, then enter either the high school (taught by HS teachers) or after 1-2 semesters EMU classes. ECA emphasizes 'soft skills' and about 1/3 of grades are based on who well students take notes, are organized, etc. plus tests. The HS classes are taught with college textbooks with some classes, such as biology , using a standard and advanced college text. Teachers range from outstanding to offbeat to downright odd, but a re very dedicated. A PhD tutor is provided for science help. After the kids master soft skills, they join EMU classes. Parental communication is limited with an emphasis on preparing the student Our experience was pretty good, but followup for subsequent college admissions was inadequate. Good for highly motivated, organized, academically talented students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

ECA is a specialized high school/early college program at EMU. The program is small enough that the kids all get a lot of personal attention & flexibility, yet it also leverages all of the resources of the EMU campus. Teachers & staff are extraordinarily dedicated and know how to work with students who fell through the cracks at a traditional high school. In addition to a strong academic focus, there is a great deal of emphasis on life skills & college readiness during the first year in the program (being self-motivated, responsible, making good choices, etc.). Students who complete the ECA program graduate high school with up to 60 college credits (from EMU) - for free.
—Submitted by a parent


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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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55%

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42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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67%

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69%

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54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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67%

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76%

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70%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

53%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 69%
African-American 19% 18%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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