Northern Michigan Districts Weigh in on State Test Results

Test results to show how school districts are doing across the state have been released and now local districts are evaluating where they stand.

The Michigan Department of Education released results from the 2013-2014 school year for the Michigan Merit Exam, which is a test used to assess high school juniors. Numbers for the percentage of juniors considered ready for college were also released.

In Northern Michigan, the results were mixed.

According to the numbers for the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District, in math and writing they came in below the state average. While in science they were above. Reading and social studies were equal to the average.

However, when looking at how they did year over year, the district saw improvements in almost every subject.

Over in the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, they scored above state averages in every area. They also saw progress this year compared to last year.

As far as the college readiness rate, Wexford-Missaukee came in slightly below the state average, while Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District came in above.

9&10’s Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jeff Blevins spoke to both districts about the numbers.

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