EAA student assessments reveal that more than 20 percent of students already have achieved one year's growth in reading and math achievement level
DETROIT, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan (EAA) today announced gains in student academic growth since the start of school. The preliminary results of tests administered in late January and early February show that in reading, more than 27 percent of EAA students in grades 2 through 9 have achieved one year's growth or more and in mathematics 22 percent have already achieved one or more year's growth. Preliminary data also shows that in reading, 48 percent of EAA students are on track to closing their achievement gap by August and in math 43 percent are on the same trajectory.
The most significant growth is in high school mathematic scores grades 9 and 10, where 40 percent of students have already achieved one or more years growth and an additional 16 percent are on track to achieve one or more year's growth by the final assessment in late June.
The most significant growth in reading scores is in middle school grades 6 through 8, where 35 percent have already achieved one or more years growth and an additional 18 percent are on track to achieve one or more year's growth by the final assessment.
"These gains provide reassurance that our students are moving in the right direction and that student-centered learning is achieving the growth these students need to be competitive," said J. Wm. Covington, Chancellor, EAA. "This is also a reflection of the diligent efforts implemented by our teachers and staff to ensure students have the tools needed to experience growth.
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