Stalled to Soaring: Michigan’s Path to Educational Recovery

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ETM's 2014 State of Michigan Education report -- “Stalled to Soaring:  Michigan’s Path to Educational Recovery” -- is the result of months of research and a year of Ed Trust-Midwest’s efforts to monitor where Michigan is making progress on improving public education. 

The report findings include:
•    Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress in fourth-grade reading and math over the last decade.
•    Michigan is one of only six states in the nation that actually posted negative student growth in some subjects. Our fourth-grade students are learning at lower levels today than they did in 2003 in reading, an important predictor of future learning success.
•    Learning levels are similar in both Michigan’s charter school and traditional public school sectors. 
•    Across all groups of students -- white, African American, Latino, low-income, higher-income -- Michigan’s student achievement rank has fallen in the last decade.

Publication date: 
April 3 2014