Database: See how your Michigan school scored on M-STEP test

Taking a standardized test

Results of Michigan’s M-STEP tests, released Thursday, show some improvement but still lag in many areas.

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Student test scores statewide stabilized after a few years of declines but the 2019 M-STEP, PSAT and SAT exams still show troubling trends for Michigan’s students.

The achievement gap between black and white students and the poor and not poor remain huge, averaging more than 30 percentage points. For instance, just over half of white students were proficient in math and English language arts in 2018 and again in 2019, yet 20 percent of black students were.

That pattern continues over almost every grade and subject over the last five years.

In the state’s wealthiest districts, the scores are the highest: East Grand Rapids, with very few poor students, had the highest scores, on average. And Benton Harbor, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has threatened to close, had some of the highest poverty and the worst scores.

Note: When releasing the data, the state suppresses some results to ensure anonymity. When a school has fewer than 5 percent of students passing a test, it will report the number as “<5 percent.” Asterisks indicate not enough students took a particular test.

The state also changed how it administered English and math to eighth-graders: For the first time they took the PSAT test and those results cannot be compared to previous results from the M-STEP.

Statewide averages

All numbers are percent proficient or percent meeting standards

Use these numbers to compare to other schools. Districts with higher poverty rates, noted in the database, typically have lower scores.

Third grade

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
English 50 46 44.1 44.4 45.1
Math 48.8 45.2 46.8 45.7 46.7

Fourth grade

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
English 46.6 46.3 44.2 45 45.8
Math 41.4 44 42 42 41.8

Fifth grade

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
English 48.7 50.6 51.1 46.5 46.2
Math 33.4 33.8 35 34.3 34.8
22.2 18.9 21.6 18.3 17.4

Sixth grade

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
English 44.7 45 43.6 41.4 41.7
Math 33.3 32.8 34.2 34.6 35.1

Seventh grade

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
English 49.1 47.1 44.8 43.4 42.7
Math 33.3 35.3 36.2 35.7 35.7

Eighth grade

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
29.7 29.3 31.4 29.3 28

11th grade

Subject 2016 2017 2018 2019
Reading/writing 60.1 60.3 57.8 55.3
Math 36.8 36.8 36.9 36.3

NEW: 8th grade PSAT

English: 61.9 percent meeting standard

Math: 41.4 percent meeting standard

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Sun, 09/01/2019 - 9:45pm

Meeting LOW expectations.