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How Michigan, Florida compare

Michigan vs Florida

A series of reforms over the past 15 years has produced huge academic gains for students in the Sunshine State, while scores for Michigan students have remained relatively flat. Florida has passed Michigan in 4th-grade reading, and 4th- and 8th-grade math.

4th grade math

8th grade math

All studentsAll students
Poor* studentsPoor students
Not poorNot poor
Black studentsBlack students
White studentsWhite students

4th grade reading

8th grade reading

All studentsAll students
Poor* studentsPoor students
Not poorNot poor
Black studentsBlack students
White studentsWhite students

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress.

* Note: Students identified as poor are those eligible for a free or reduced lunch. Those identified as “not poor” are all other students.

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