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How Michigan, Massachusetts compare

Michigan vs Massachusetts

Massachusetts has leapt from academic mediocrity to national dominance since reforming its education system in 1993. It has led the nation in 4th- and 8th-grade reading and math over the past decade. Meanwhile, Michigan is one of only six states showing decreased scores on the National Assessment of Educational Performance tests, also known as the Nation's Report Card.

4th grade math

8th grade math

All students All students
Poor* students Poor students
Not poor Not poor
Black students Black students
White students White students

4th grade reading

8th grade reading

All students All students
Poor* students Poor students
Not poor Not poor
Black students Black students
White students White 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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