Published Online: September 20, 2011
Published in Print: September 21, 2011, as Michigan Raises Cutoff Scores

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Michigan Raises Cutoff Scores

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The Michigan state board of education voted last week to raise the standards for a "proficient" score on the state's standardized tests: the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests taken by elementary and middle school students, and the Michigan Merit Exam taken by high school students. The new scoring standard is expect to cause a significant decline in the number of students considered proficient in math, reading, science, and social studies.

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