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Few Detroit Students Pass Tougher State Exam

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Just one 4th grader in Detroit schools run by the Education Achievement Authority—a district the state created to turn around the worst-performing schools in Michigan—passed the math portion of a tough new state exam, results released last month show.

Overall, only 1.2 percent of EAA students passed math, and 5.6 percent passed English/language arts. In some grades and subjects, not one student passed. The EAA includes 15 schools, 12 of which are directly run by the district. Students at the three charters did better, with 6 percent passing math and 11.6 percent passing ELA.

In the Detroit district, meanwhile, 7.9 percent of students passed math, while 14.6 percent passed English/language arts.

Vol. 35, Issue 15, Page 4

Published in Print: January 6, 2016, as Few Detroit Students Pass Tougher State Exam
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