Fall 2012 MEAP Results

On February 11, 2013 The Michigan Department of Education released statewide Fall 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) results.  These state wide results showed student gains for reading, mathematics and writing in all grades and most demographic groups. In a press release State Superintendent Mike Flanagan stated, “These gains demonstrate Michigan’s teachers and students are rising to the challenge of the rigorous standards established last year, I am encouraged by the progress being made in Michigan schools and look forward to the continued efforts to help all students achieve at a higher level in all subjects.”(,4615,7-140--294751--,00.html)

The once-per-year MEAP tests are based on career- and college-ready standards and are the only statewide measure of what students know and are able to do in grades 3 through 9. Reading and mathematics are tested each year in grades 3 through 8; writing is tested in grades 4 and 7; science is tested in grades 5 and 8; and social studies are tested in grades 6 and 9.

In Durand students showed gains in the areas of:

  • 3rd grade Math and Reading
  • 4th grade Reading
  • 5th grade Math, Reading and Science
  • 6th grade Reading and Social Studies
  • 7th grade Writing
  • 8th grade Math and Reading
  • 9th grade Social Studies
When looking at the 4 year trend data you will notice the drop in the percent of students who were proficient Fall of 2011.  This is due to the fact that the Michigan Department of Education made drastic changes to the score(s) needed to be proficient. The proficiency scores were increased to align with College and Career Readiness Standards.  Over the past two years staff members have been working diligently to align to the new proficiency targets.

4 year MEAP Trend Data