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Michigan Raises Cutoff Scores
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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