Monday, February 11, 2013
Anchor Bay and L'Anse Creuse outpaced statewide MEAP averages in most subjects in 2012. However, New Haven was generally unable to match state averages beyond its results in third grade math and reading.
For the most part, students in Anchor Bay and L'Anse Creuse districts continued to perform on par or above their peers across the state in nearly all subject areas, according to the recently-released results of the 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program, or MEAP test. New Haven students struggled to match state averages in all areas except third-grade math and reading. During the MEAP exam, taken during fall 2012, public school students in grades 3-9 were tested in math, reading, writing, social studies and/or science depending on the grade level. Across Michigan, students showed improvement in reading, math and writing in 2012, with the improvement seen in all grades and most demographic groups. New Haven made significant strides in…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Reward Schools perform in the top five percent of all schools in the state of Michigan, according to Anchor Bay School District.
Two Anchor Bay Schools have been designated "Reward Schools" for their high performance level. Ashley Elementary in New Baltimore and Great Oaks Elementary in Chesterfield Township received the state of Michigan designation because they perform in the top five percent of all schools in the state, according to a presentation at a previous Anchor Bay Schools Board of Education meeting. No school in the district was placed on the "needing improvement list," the fall presentation by Joe McDonald, principal of Anchor Bay High School, and Marie DeWitte, director of Elementary Education stated. It also noted: Read more Anchor Bay Schools news.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Data from the Michigan Department of Education shows the Class of 2013 at Anchor Bay, L'Anse Creuse and New Haven did better on the Michigan Merit Exam than their predecessors.
The majority of Chesterfield and New Baltimore area students continue to score above state average on the Michigan Merit Exam, but the number of students actually passing the exam suggests there is much work to be done, according to a report released by the Michigan Department of Education this morning. The performance of students this year takes into account a test that is more difficult to pass, based on new cut scores implemented last year by the state. Across the state, the largest gains on the MME occurred in reading and writing, where reading saw an average one-year increase of 3 percent and writing an average one-year increase of 2.5 percent. These increases show roughly 56 percent of tested students are proficient in reading and 50…
The Michigan Department of Education will release test scores for the Michigan Merit Exam and the ACT college entrance exams today for Anchor Bay, L'Anse Creuse school districts and others.
The Michigan Department of Education will release test scores for the Michigan Merit Exam and the ACT college entrance exams today. Check back with Patch.com later today to find out how local districts fared. Anchor Bay School District students exceeded state averages in several categories of the 2011 MEAP test. The 2012 tests were adminstered in the spring. Parents should be receiving individual students' results soon.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Changes will take place during the 2014-2015 school year.
Paper and pencil for statewide tests will soon be a thing of the past for Michigan students as they prepare to take a new online assessment detailed during a roundtable Monday by the Michigan Department of Education. The exam will replace the standardized MEAP and MME assessments in math, reading and writing, beginning during the 2014-2015 school year. The MEAP and MME assessments will still be given in science and social studies. But unlike the tests students are used to, the new statewide exam will not have a common set of questions. Subsequent questions will be determined based on how a student answers the previous one. A correct answer yields a harder one. An incorrect responce yields an easier question. The goal is to have students …
The new online assessment will replace the MEAP and MME tests in math, reading and writing beginning during the 2014-15 school year.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students throughout Michigan will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. The test replaces the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and the Michigan Educational Assessment Progam (MEAP) in all subjects except social science and science. Called Smarter Balanced, the exam was produced by The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a state-led effort to provide consistent and comparable standards, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, in English language arts, literacy and mathematics. Smarter Balanced recently released a Technology Readiness Tool for districts to measure readiness to move to an online assessment program. Martineau said only about 6 percent of districts have taken …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The school district, which stretches into Chesterfield and New Baltimore, is on track with state averages in multiple subjects.
Anchor Bay School District students exceeded state averages in several categories of the 2011 MEAP test. However, declines from previous years for districts across Michigan may be attributed to the state’s newly adopted cut scores. In September 2011, the State Board of Education adopted new cut scores, or performance measures, for the MEAP test that would better reflect how well schools are preparing students for each grade level and whether all Michigan students are progressing at the rate necessary for them to be career- and college-ready by high school graduation. These more rigorous cut scores were applied for the first time to the 2011 MEAP results released today, and retroactively applied to previous year’s results for comparison. …